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UPS Airlines Announces First Flights to Vietnam

Earlier this week, UPS Airlines announced its first-ever flights to Vietnam. The first flight, UPS flight number 146, arrived on September 15, 2020 at Ho Chi Minh City’s Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport and was operated with one of the shipping giant’s Boeing 767-34AF freighters. UPS Airlines' new route to Ho Chi Minh City will begin and end in Shenzhen, China. It will operate four days per week using the Boeing 767 freighter. In addition to starting service to Ho…

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…

Proposed Vietnamese Airline Scrapped Months Before Launch

Vinpearl Air, a proposed Vietnamese airline set to launch in summer 2020, is being scrapped. Its would-be owner, Vingroup JSC, plans instead to focus on technology and manufacturing businesses, including developing electric vehicles (EVs). Plans for Vinpearl Air were announced last year. In Aug. 2019, Vingroup said the carrier had…

VietJet Air Confirms New Aircraft Amid Third Quarter Success

Vietnam's low-cost carrier, VietJet Air, has announced its third-quarter financial statement, revealing air transport revenues and profit before taxes were VDN 10,415 billion ($448 million USD) and VDN 1,310 billion ($56 million USD), respectively. The figures showed an increase of 17 percent year-on-year with average load factors around 88 percent.…

Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways Increases Flights to Taiwan

Vietnam's Bamboo Airways is adding another flight between Vietnam and Taiwan in time for the busy summer travel season. The Vietnamese carrier that started operating in January of this year will launch non-stop flights between Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and the popular tourist destination of Ha Long Bay in Vietnam…

Vietnamese Aviation Sees Rapid Growth with Plans for New Aircraft…

As a result of the rapid growth of Vietnam's aviation industry, Boeing has successfully made two deals in the country. Bamboo Airlines ordered 10 787-9 Dreamliners for $3 billion and VietJet announced that they would purchase 100 737 MAX jets worth 12.7 billion last week. Bamboo Airways provides domestic services…

Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways to Commence Operations This Month

Vietnamese start-up Bamboo Airways announced Saturday that they will commence operations from Wednesday, Jan. 16 after being granted an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) this week. In a statement released yesterday, the airline, which is owned by FLC Group, self-described as ‘one of the largest economic groups in Vietnam,' said tickets…

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…

The Near Future of the Airbus A350

As of now, only four airlines have released details about their A350 aircraft: Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Qatar Airways and Vietnam Airlines.  Qatar has already commenced A350 operations, while Cathay Pacific,  Finnair and Vietnam Airlines are still awaiting delivery of their A350 aircraft. [caption id="attachment_1401" align="alignright" width="300"] Finnair A350 Economy Class…