Vietnam Airlines welcomes 200 millionth passenger

Vietnam Airlines has held the ceremony to welcome the 200 millionth passenger, celebrating an important milestone after 22 years of establishment.

Duong Tri Thanh, CEO of Vietnam Airlines, congratulates the ariline's 200 millionth passenger Nguyen Truong Chinh (Source: VGP)

The 200 millionth and the next two passengers of flight VN223 from Hanoi arriving to Ho Chi Minh City at 10 AM on December 5, 2017, Nguyen Truong Chinh, Ngo Huy Hoang, and Phan Thi Thu Hang, were the lucky travelers taking home valuable gifts from Vietnam Airlines.

Nguyen Truong Chinh will receive 200,000 bonus miles and two return tickets from Vietnam to Europe. The two other passengers will receive 100,000 bonus miles and one return ticket to Europe each.

“Two hundred million passengers in over two decades is a significant milestone for VNA. Our achievements come from the trust of the aviation community and millions of domestic and international passengers, validating our efforts and achievements from the beginning,” said Duong Tri Thanh, chief executive officer of Vietnam Airlines.

Until now, Vietnam Airlines has carried out over 1.6 million safe flights with a total distance of nearly one billion kilometers, with an average passenger growth of 11 per cent per year.

The airline’s total revenue over these 22 years hit over VND777 trillion ($34.2 billion), with an average growth of 15.62 per cent per year. Gross profit before tax stands at approximately VND18 trillion ($0.8 billion), while the total contribution to the state budget was more than VND41 trillion ($1.8 billion).

These confirm Vietnam Airlines’ contribution to Vietnam’s socioeconomic development, establishing important trade and cultural linkages among the country’s provinces and international destinations.

Under the event, Vietnam Airlines officially launched the “Flights of Love” community activity to patron projects aiming to better society. The three first “Flights of Love” projects are also launched today, including flood-relief house project, heart foundation, and smile surgery project.  

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By Nguyen Huong