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Rytis Beresnevicius

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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AeroTime Team

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. ...


AeroTime Team

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.   ...


Ruta Burbaite

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. ...


Ruta Burbaite

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....


Jason Shaw

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...


Clement Charpentreau

More than bikinis: the face of Vietnam’s flourishing aviation

While Vietjet is often cited for its raunchy flight inaugurations that included bikini-wearing flight attendants, the airline is no joke....


Zivile Zalagenaite

Vietnam’s startup LCC Bamboo Airways misses launch date

Vietnam's newest low cost carrier – Bamboo Airways – is not launching on October 10 after all....


AeroTime Team

Aeroflot and Vietnam Airlines sign MoU for strategic cooperation

Aeroflot and Vietnam Airlines signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on September 7, 2018, to strengthen cooperation between the two airlines....


Clement Charpentreau

Vietnam Airlines plane lands on wrong runway, suffers damages

On April 29, 2018, an Airbus A321 of Vietnam Airlines landed on an unfinished runway at Cam Ranh International Airport (CXR) in Nha Trang, Vietnam. While landing, the plane, carrying more than 200 passengers from Ho Chi Minh City, sucked foreign objects scattered on the construction site, damaging its engines....