30-Aug-2010 10:52 AM

Vietnam Airlines aims to be 'No 2' in Southeast Asia by 2020

Vietnam Airlines stated it aims to become the “number three” airline in Southeast Asia by 2015 and “number two” by 2020 (Vietnam Business Forum, 27-Aug-2010). To achieve this, the carrier plans to continue expanding its fleet and expects to have 110 aircraft by 2015 and 160 by 2020. It also plans to conduct research into the possibility of specialised cargo operations. In terms of its route network, the carrier plans to strengthen its domestic and Greater Mekong sub-region services, with services in Southeast Asia, South Asia, Northeast Asia and South Pacific to be developed.