Vietnam Airlines to accelerate international expansion in 2018, with focus on North Asia
Vietnam Airlines is planning to accelerate international expansion in 2018 – primarily by adding capacity to North Asia. The airline expects to grow international passenger traffic by 14% in 2018, compared to growth of less than 3% in 2017.
Expansion of the narrowbody fleet with the delivery of new A321neos will drive some of the growth. The airline has opted for a 203-seat two class configuration for the A321neo, with only eight business class seats. Vietnam Airlines needs high density aircraft to compete effectively with LCCs in a price sensitive market.
Become a CAPA Member to access Analysis Reports
Our Analysis Reports are only available to CAPA Members. CAPA Membership provides exclusive access to in-depth insights on the latest developments in the aviation and travel industry, developed by our team of dedicated analysts located in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.
Each report offers a fresh perspective on the latest industry trends and is available online or via the CAPA mobile app, with customisable alerts to help you stay informed and identify new business opportunities.
CAPA Membership also provides access to our full suite of tools, including a tailored selection of more than 1,000 News Briefs every week and comprehensive data and analysis on thousands of companies around the world.