Vietnam’s busiest airport, Ho Chi Minh City, welcomed two routes last week – one each international and domestic. While Vietnam Airlines still dominates, VietJet Air has grown to become the second force domestically. But as VietJet Air embarks upon international expansion, China – the largest country market from the airport – might soon grow even bigger.
VietJet Air has been around for just over a year and it now has a six-strong fleet as well as first international destination. anna.aero brings you the airline’s full list of rotations and peeks into VietJet Air’s future.
Vietnam’s prime beaches and cultural history in and around Da Nang have made the airport grow by 20% annually, but how is the airport corporation coping with the rapid growth? Which are the new international airlines serving the airport? And which is now Da Nang’s biggest international market? anna.aero reports on-site.
Invited by Vietnam Airlines, anna.aero travelled to the airline’s headquarters to talk to CEO Dr Pham Ngoc Minh who aims to turn Vietnam Airlines into a leading airline in South East Asia. Just how fast will the airline grow? In which markets will it expand? And what about Jetstar Pacific?
Vietnam Airlines now flies to anna.aero’s local airport London Gatwick – its fourth destination in Europe – from both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, but how large does the airline estimate the Vietnam-UK market to be and how fast is it growing? And what market share does the airline expect to capture?
LOT Polish Airlines’ big step to begin flying to Hanoi comes after Air France dropped its route to the Vietnamese capital. Which other two airlines increase their Europe-Hanoi operations? And which market segment is LOT targeting?
Vietnam Airlines will soon become a Skyteam member but how competitive is the Vietnamese market? What role is Jetstar Pacific playing and which carriers have started new routes from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi?
Vietnam Airlines trebles passengers in last decade; currently serves just three European destinations but not London
From two main bases at Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam Airlines operates a wide-range of domestic and regional services. But it only serves five long-haul destinations. Which ones? Having ordered both Boeing 787s and Airbus A350s the airline is hedging its bets for the future.