Vietnam Airlines

Vietnam Airlines flight attendant jailed for spreading COVID-19

Vietnam court convicted a flight attendant for breaking quarantine rules and causing thousands of people to isolate....


Vietnam Airlines wins state favor, gets approval for $530M aid

Vietnam Airlines received governmental approval for financial aid worth $520 million.   ...


Vietnam Airlines surpasses domestic flight market recovery

Vietnam Airlines has reportedly carried nearly 40,000 domestic passengers this year, recording a 12% increase compared to the same period in 2019....


Passenger infects 15 others on Vietnam Airlines long-haul flight

On September 18, 2020, the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) in Vietnam released a research article, revealing how a single passenger infected 15 others during a Vietnam Airlines flight and challenging the health security of long-haul travel....


Qantas to exit Jetstar Pacific joint venture?

Qantas' group subsidiary Jetstar might be hinting that it is looking to exit its joint venture in Vietnam, as Jetstar Pacific will now bear its old name, Pacific Airways....


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Vietnam Airlines flaming A321 incident prompts FAA emergency AD

On March 18, 2020, Vietnam Airlines flight VN920 from Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) to Phnom Penh (Cambodia) had a short but flamboyant start. As the Airbus A321 aircraft was accelerating for takeoff, it suffered damage to the right engine, which in turn set the grass on fire next to the runway. ...


Vietnam Airlines to ground all international flights

Vietnam Airlines is halting all international flights in its network for at least a month, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has resulted in a series of border closures among countries and numerous entry restrictions, the carrier announced on March 19, 2020.   ...


Vietnam Airlines, Aeroflot strengthen ties with broad codesharing

The national carrier Vietnam Airlines and Russia’s Aeroflot have begun code sharing on both domestic and international routes in Vietnam and Russia in the aim to enhance connections between several domestic destinations in the two countries and promote stronger commercial ties as Vietnam’s aviation market continues to climb. ...


Full throttle: Vietnam scrambles to achieve FAA safety rating

Reports indicate the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) could grant Category 1 rating to Vietnam “soon”, allowing the Southeast Asian nation’s airlines to fly to the U.S. and codeshare with American carriers. Vietnam’s efforts to gain the top safety ranking have been backed by U.S. giant Boeing, as the country’s airlines are major customers of both Boeing and Airbus jets....


Vietnam Airlines takes delivery of its first A321neo from Airbus

Aero engine makers Pratt & Whitney, Airbus and Vietnam Airlines celebrated the delivery of the airline's first Airbus A321neo on a lease basis from Aviation Capital Group (ACG) and powered by the...