Vietnam Airlines is the national flag carrier of Vietnam, offering an extensive flight network both nationally and internationally.
- Year Founded: April 1993
Logo: Golden Lotus
Chairman: Mr. Pham Viet Thanh (as of October 2011)
Fleet: Boing 777, 787 (to be operated in 2013); Airbus 330; 320 -321; 350-900; Fokker 70, ATR 72
Vietnam Airlines dominates most domestic flight routes of Vietnam as well as running direct flights from Vietnam to other Asian capitals. From Europe, Vietnam Airlines has direct flights between Paris, London or Frankfurt and the two international airports in Vietnam.
See Vietnam Airlines route map.
For domestic flights, Vietnam Airlines’ fleet connects most important tourist destinations such as Hanoi, Hue, Da Nang, Dalat, Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City. Some simply cannot afford the time luxury of travelling by train while you can fly from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City for $100 one way? (A train ticket on similar route that offers comfort will cost you the same amount).
Frequent Flyer Program
In June 2010, Vietnam Airlines join Sky Team, a renowned airline alliance, together with Delta Airlines, Aeroflot, AirFrance and Korean Air. Vietnam Airlines is also the only one in Vietnam with a frequent flyer program – the Golden Lotus Plus though this program does not allow airmiles count from other purchase like Aeroplan or Asiamiles.
Besides the consistent quality and good safety record, Vietnam Airlines is also known for its travel discounted program. For example, a round trip ticket from Hanoi to Singapore with airport transfer and two night stay in a 3-star hotel will cost you $250 on Free & Easy promotion. Check the Promotions section on Vietnam Airlines website frequently to find the best deals.