Established in 1956, Vietnam Airlines is the country’s national flag carrier. Vietnam Airlines operates to 21 cities throughout Vietnam and 28 international destinations in Asia, Europe and Australia. Its network extends to 26 countries and territories, including Australia, China, Indonesia, US and Singapore with about 300 daily flights. Their key airport hubs are Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City with particular focus on Siem Reap and Phnom Penh.
In 2002, Vietnam Airlines introduced the new logo of the Golden Lotus and corporate identity that symbolized its dramatic progress towards becoming a world-class airline. The launch represented a complete repositioning and brand strategy of Vietnam Airlines, coupled with significant improvements in its infrastructure, operations and fleet.
Vietnam Airlines joined SkyTeam in 2010, the world’s second largest global airline alliance, affirming the carrier’s new position on the global aviation map as the strategic partner of the alliance in Southeast Asia region as well as its international standard services. The airline is expected to reach 101 and 150 modern aircraft in 2015 and 2020, respectively, making solid steps integrating into the global aviation industry as one of leading regional carrier, which is fully ingrained with Vietnamese traditional culture. In 2006, after being awarded the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate, a strict safety standard set by Aviation Quality Services (AQS), Vietnam Airlines joined the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as an official member, affirming its international standard.