Vietnam Airlines is the flag carrier of Vietnam which was founded in 1956 as Vietnam Civil Aviation. The airline operates from Noi Bai International Airport and Tan Son Nhat International Airport as its major hubs and Da Nang International Airport as its secondary hub. Phnom Penh International Airport and Siem Reap International Airport are focus cities for Vietnam Airlines.
Vietnam Airlines flies to 47 international destinations in 18 countries. Vietnam Airlines is well known for its extensive trans-Indochina network covering major UNESCO World Heritage destinations in the area.
Vietnam Airlines operates an 81 plane fleet comprising 71 Airbus and 10 Boeing aircraft.
The IATA code for Vietnam Airlines is VN
The ICAO code for Vietnam Airlines is HVN. The Callsign for Vietnam Airlines is VIETNAMAIRLINES.
Vietnam Airlines Codeshare Agreements
Vietnam Airlines has entered into codeshare agreements with 22 airlines across the world. The agreements include some of the world’s best airlines such as Air France, Catha Pacific, China Southern Airlines, KLM and Qantas.
Vietnam Airlines SkyTeam Alliance
Vietnam Airlines is in partnership with SkyTeam Alliance since 2010. The alliance helps Vietnam Airlines to add to its flight schedules by more than 1062 destinations in 177 countries worldwide. The alliance also permits SkyPriority service which provides exclusive priority services at more than 1,000 airports worldwide including priority check-in, security and immigration, boarding and baggage handling, transfer desks and priority lanes at ticket offices.
Vietnam Airlines Frequent Flyer Program
Flyers on Vietnam Airlines can become members of the frequent flyer program it runs which is known as Lotus Miles, started in 1999. The program has four tiers, starting from the entry level Silver progressing to Titanium, Gold and Platinum with additional benefits to move up the tiers. The rewards can be redeemed for excess baggage allowance, upgrades and flight tickets.
Vietnam Airlines Check-in
Vietnam Airlines offers convenient check-in facilities in different modes. At the airport, check-in counter opens 2 hours before scheduled departure time and closes 40 minutes before scheduled departure time. For international flights, check-in counter opens 3 hours before scheduled departure time and closes 50 minutes before scheduled departure time. Besides, the airline offers web check-in, kiosk check-in and online check-in facilities.
Vietnam Airlines Extra Services
For the convenience of flyer Vietnam Airlines offers a host of extra services. These include pre-reserved seat, upgrade to a higher class and upgrade to a business lounge. Two other unique services are the option to have an empty seat next to the flyer’s and the option to choose a preferred flight at a lower cost.
Vietnam Airlines Travel Classes – The Experience
Vietnam Airlines offers three classes of travel Business, Premium Economy and Economy. The Business Class seats are provided based on the aircraft and include flatbed options and a host of other amenities. The Premium Economy Class offers ample personal space, large personal monitor and adjustable recline. The Economy Class offers seat pitch of 31 or 32 inches and 5 to 6 inches of recline. All classes have excellent meal services and in-flight entertainment systems that are world class.