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Vietnam Airlines achieves slow growth Direct air route links Buryatia to Vietnam Vietnam Airlines offers cheap air tickets These four planes are the first among the seven A321s that Vietnam Airlines will receive this year under a contract it has signed with the aircraft manufacturing firm Airbus. According to the contract, Vietnam Airlines will buy another 19 planes from this firm. The project to purchase the A321s is the first credit contract signed between the national airline and Eximbank. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Eximbank, Truong Van Phuoc, said the event has opened a new opportunity for long-term cooperation between the two businesses. At the signing ceremony on May 31, Vietnam Airlines CEO Pham Ngoc Minh said that his company is totally confident in its financial capacity and ability to meet future commitments. He explained that over the last two decades, the national carrier has always proved its financial prestige on both domestic and international markets and has never paid any loan late. Vietnam Airlines is operating more than 80 air routes with over 300 daily flights to 20 domestic and 26 international destinations. It plans to expand its fleet to 115 by 2015 and 170 by 2020.... [read more]

VAC General Director Pham Ngoc Minh said that the carrier plans to receive the first airplanes in the second quarter of 2015 to replace some of its current Airbus A320 planes. The fleet expansion will help the corporation maintain the quality of its service and extend its route system to ensure sustainable growth and meet customers’ growing demands. The national flag carrier also signed an agreement with EximBank in 2012 for a US$100 million loan to help it purchase four Airbus A320 aircraft. Vietnam Airlines is now operating more than 300 flights a day on 80 routes to 20 domestic and 26 international destinations. It plans to increase its fleet to 155 planes by 2015 and 170 by 2020. The new aircraft to be purchased include the Boeing 777, 787, and 787-9, as well as the Airbus A330.... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – Ha Noi, known for its cheap food and accommodation options, is much more affordable than many other Asian destinations, according to a MasterCard survey. Statistics show that each foreign visitor to the city spends an average US$110 per day, while a local tourist spends around $55. The numbers are much lower than for other leading tourist cities in the region. According to a MasterCard survey last year tourists spent $258 per day in Seoul, $255 in Singapore and $262 in Beijing. In Bali tourists often spend around $125, according to the Indonesian central bank. In July the 2016 TripIndex report by TripAdvisor named Ha Noi the least expensive among 20 favourite cities surveyed for the third year in a row. It beat Bangkok and Mumbai. But the data could vary based on the source, online newspaper VnExpress warns. related news Hanoi among Asia’s Top 10 holiday shopping cities Four destinations in Vietnam rated among top 29 places to visit in Southeast Asia TripAdvisor: Hanoi cheapest international destination VNS... [read more]

Viet Nam News HCM CITY- Phú Quốc Island hopes to attract more than 1.8 million visitors this year, an increase of 25.5 per cent over last year, according to local authorities. It targets 42.7 per cent rise in the number of foreign arrivals to more than 300,000. Revenues from tourism are expected to jump to more than VNĐ11.15 trillion (US$493.4 million) this year, a 25 per cent increase. To achieve the targets, the island district would step up commercial and tourism promotions and diversify tourism products on the island, Huỳnh Quang Hưng, Vice Chairman of the district People's Committee, said. He said local authorities would improve the management and conservation of historical and cultural relics and natural attractions and the environment. Traditional local festivals would be celebrated throughout the year to attract tourists. The district also plans to begin air services to Đà Lạt and several international destinations. Local and international tourism co-operation would be strengthened to development the island's tourism. Oversight of prices, transport, accommodation and food services would also be strengthened to improve the quality of tourism and hospitality services, the vice chairman added. Around 220 tourism projects that will cost a cumulative VNĐ222 trillion ($9.82 billion) are proposed. Of these, 167 costing VNĐ126.64 trillion have been licensed, with 30 worth a total of VNĐ31 trillion already in operation. Mai Văn Huỳnh, People's Committee Vice Chairman of Kiên Giang Province, of which the island is a part, said Phú Quốc has huge potential for tourism because of its…... [read more]

Travel firms in Vietnam have been working at full speed to prepare the best travel experience for their clients as demand is skyrocketing ahead of the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday. Travel firms in Vietnam have been working at full speed to prepare the best travel experience for their clients as demand is skyrocketing ahead of the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday. This year’s Tet falls on January 28 while Vietnamese workers and students are often given several days off before and after the date to gear up for what is considered the biggest celebration in a year. Many travelers have booked their several-day-long trips for the upcoming holiday. According to Tran Thi Viet Huong, director of Vietravel, her firm has been promoting their tours for the Lunar New Year holiday since October. The tourist company offered its service to about 7,000 travelers during the New Year holiday, January 1, and is expected to serve up to 300,000 clients during the forthcoming Tet with about 800 different tours, Huong said. “About 70 percent of the tours have been sold so far at a faster pace than the previous year,” the company director added. Similarly, the Ho Chi Minh City-based BenThanh Tourist Company has also sold 95 percent of their travel packages for Tet. According to local travel agents, the tourist town of Da Lat in the Central Highlands and the south-central beach city of Nha Trang are the two most favorite domestic destinations. Tour operators also organize trips to new…... [read more]

Viet Nam News HCM CITY - President of Việt Nam Fatherland Front Nguyễn Thiện Nhân congratulated leaders and employees of Vietjet on Wednesday on the fifth anniversary of the airline's first flight. During his visit, Nhân highly appreciated Vietjet's achievements, calling the airline a good example of Vietnamese enterprises which gained success in both domestic and international markets. Vietjet is the first airline in Việt Nam to operate as a new-age airline with low-cost and diversified services to meet customers' demands. It provides not only transport services, but also uses the latest e-commerce technologies to offer various products and services to consumers. Vietjet General Director Nguyễn Thị Phương Thảo said with effective investment and development plans, the carrier has opened up new travel opportunities for passengers over the past five years. Currently, the airline boasts a fleet of 42 aircraft, including A320s and A321s, and operates 350 flights per day. It has already opened 60 routes in Việt Nam and across the region to international destinations, such as Thailand, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan, as well as Malaysia, mainland China, Myanmar, Hong Kong and Japan. The airline has to date served over 33 million passengers. - VNS... [read more]

Viet Nam News The aircraft has played an important role in the carrier's plans to expand its base and renovate its fleet.... [read more]

Ho Chi Minh City (VNA) – Vietjet launched its new international route from Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City to Hong Kong International Airport on December 9, 2016. The new route is to meet increasing travel demand of individuals and tourists, looking to boost the regional trade and integration. The Ho Chi Minh City – Hong Kong service, which is operated daily with a flight time of 2 hours 45 minutes per leg, departs from Ho Chi Minh City at 14:35 and arrives at Hong Kong International Airport at 18:20 (local time). The return flight takes off at 19:20 (local time) and lands at 21:05. Vietjet is the first airline in Vietnam to operate as a new-age airline with low-cost and diversified services to meet customers’ demands. It provides not only transport services but also uses the latest e-commerce technologies to offer various products and services for consumers. The airline is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) with the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate. It was also named as one of the Top 500 Brands in Asia 2016 by global marketing research company Nielsen and “Best Asian Low Cost Carrier” at the TTG Travel Awards 2015, which compiles votes from travellers, travel agencies and tour operators in throughout Asia. The airline was also rated as one of the top three fastest growing airline brands on FaceBook in the world by Socialbakers. Currently, Vietjet boasts a fleet of 40 aircraft, including A320s and…... [read more]

National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has switched all of its Australia flights to Boeing 787 operations in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Vietnam-Australia direct route. National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has switched all of its Australia flights to Boeing 787 operations in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Vietnam-Australia direct route. The airline’s first 787 flight to Melbourne landed at Tullamarine Airport on Monday, while another 787 jet had touched down at Sydney’s Kingsford Smith Airport on Friday, marking the carrier’s switch to the next-generation Dreamliner for both of its Australian destinations. The switch is a part of the airline's celebration of its 20th year of operating non-stop flights to the Pacific neighbour. The state-owned airline currently operates 14 flights a week to the two Australian cities. Truong Tran Ngoc Hung, a Vietnam Airlines senior representative in Australia, said the event was a milestone in the carrier’s operation in the “dynamic” international carrier market. “With daily flights between Vietnam and Australia, we commit to the delivery of quality service for Vietnamese expatriates in Australia, as well as the promotion of tourism and trade between the two nations,” Hung said. The airline has previously employed Boeing 787 carriers for international destinations such as London (UK), Frankfurt (Germany), Narita (Japan), and Beijing (China). The state-owned carrier also revealed a plan to renew its fleet by gradually replacing long-distance jets with Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A350-900 XWB aircraft. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is an American long-haul, mid-size widebody, twin-engine…... [read more]

HCM City (VNA) – New-age carrier Vietjet will bring the legendary band Michael Learns to Rock (MLTR), the Danish group that sold over 9 million records, and iconic band of the Republic of Korea Wonder Girls to Vietnam for the region’s largest musical concert, “SKY CONNECTION.” The concert will be held at Quan Khu 7 Stadium in Ho Chi Minh City on December 21, 2016. The event will bring together multi-generational music idols performing on the same stage, and is the first event of its kind to be held in Vietnam. It will also contrast the two unique and inspirational performance styles of two world class bands. The event features some of Vietnam’s top singers, including Thu Minh “Sexy Queen” and Son Tung M-TP “Vietnam Idol,” along with the appearance of Vietnamese top model Thanh Hang, supermodel Lan Khue and Miss Universe Vietnam Pham Huong. The concert was designed to be an astonishing gift to music lovers, and is held under the auspices of Vietjet’s 5th Anniversary. Concert tickets are now available for booking at and are priced from 100,000 VND to 2 million VND. MLTR band won hearts through the hit songs, Sleeping Child, 25 Minutes, Take Me To Your Heart, Out Of The Blue, and That’s Why You Go Away, bringing them fame and fortune among world music rankings. Meanwhile, Wonder Girls are renowned for their impressive Retro Pop style which is popular throughout all of Asia. They remain one of the RoK’s top music bands with…... [read more]

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