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A Vietnam Airlines A350-900 XWB in Seoul (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ben Suskind)

Vietnam Permits Resumption of Domestic Flights

As Vietnam reels from a recent surge in Covid-19 cases, the country is starting to see a steady decrease in daily case numbers, allowing for the slow removal of lockdown restrictions. As a result, per ch.aviation, Vietnam is permitting the resumption of domestic flights starting Oct. 10, easing restrictions that have been in place since late August. After consulting with 20 provinces and cities on reopening plans, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) allowed for the resumption of 10…

Vietnam Airlines Looks to Expand with Cargo Fleet, Retires ATR-42s

In its annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday, Vietnam Airlines revealed its plans to sell and retire its sub-fleet of ATR-42 aircraft, in addition to its ambitions on establishing a cargo carrier.  The flag carrier of Vietnam announced its plans to establish a cargo carrier amid a recent surge of Covid-19…

Vietnam Airlines Resuming International Flights July 15

As it sits on the brink of bankruptcy, Vietnam Airlines resumes commercial flights to select international destinations this week. Beginning July 15, the carrier will relaunch operations to Asia, Australia and Europe in response to demand from Vietnamese citizens who want to study and work abroad and expert foreigners employed…

Airlines Encourage Staff to Vaccinate

After being hit by the coronavirus for more than a year, airlines are telling to their staff staff to be vaccinated against Covid-19. Delta Air Lines has announced that newly-hired staff have to be vaccinated. Earlier, Cathay Pacific Airways encouraged its staff to get vaccinated. Cathay says the response has…

Vietnam Airlines Plans Launch of Flights to the U.S.

On Wednesday, Vietnam Airlines' Board of Directors approved a plan to initiate direct services to the United States. Under the plan, the Vietnamese-flag carrier will commence flights in two phases. Launching Flights to the United States Firstly, Vietnam Airlines will apply to the United States Department of Transportation for further…

Long Thanh International Airport to Break Ground Next Week

The aviation industry in Vietnam is growing fast. With new startups in Vietnam like Vietravel Airlines, Bamboo Airlines, and VietJet Airlines emerging, airports in Vietnam can handle limited passengers. For example, Ho Chi Minh City's main airport, Tan Son Nhat International Airport, is designed to handle 25 million passengers. However,…

Vietnam Airlines Expects $655 Million Yearly Loss

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Vietnam Airlines posted a $284 million loss in the first half of 2020 and expects its loss could reach $655 million by the end of the year. The airline recorded a remarkable year in 2019 and earned $4.3 billion. Vietnam has prevented the…

Air France and Vietnam Airlines to Kick off Joint Venture…

Paris-based Air France and Hanoi-based Vietnam Airlines have announced their intention to begin a joint venture for flights between the Vietnamese cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and Paris. The two airlines, both members of the SkyTeam alliance, have stated that the arrangement will take place November 1…

Vietnam Airlines to Fly 787 to Australia

Vietnam Airlines, a member of the SkyTeam Alliance, announced that it will begin flying its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft to Australia later this year. The airline currently operates a Boeing 777-200ER between Ho Chi Minh and Sydney, as well as an Airbus A330-200 between Ho Chi Minh and Melbourne. Both…

The Future of the Airbus A350 XWB

[caption id="attachment_107" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo: Airbus[/caption] This wide-bodied jet airliner, the A350 XWB, will finally be taking the skies for commercial flights with Qatar airways. Qatar has ordered 80 of these aircraft with one already delivered on the Dec. 23rd 2014. This airline has the most orders of the A350…