Vietnam Airlines is the flag carrier and one of the largest airline companies of Vietnam operating more than 300 daily flights across Southeast Asia, East Asia, Africa, Europe and Oceania. The airline was initially founded as Vietnam Civil Aviation in the year 1956. Later in 1989, it was established as a state-owned enterprise.
The headquarters of Vietnam Airlines is located at Long Bien District, Hanoi. It maintains two hubs at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi and Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City along with a secondary hub at Da Nang International Airport in Da Nang. It is a member of the global airline alliance SkyTeam. Its frequent flyer program is called LotusMiles.
Connectivity and Fleet Size
Vietnam Airlines offers scheduled round trip and one way flight deals to a total of 49 destinations in about 16 countries. Not only this, but the airlines also offers flight tickets to include Chu Lai, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City, Phu Quoc, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, Melbourne, London, Hong Kong, etc.
Vietnam Airlines presently boasts of a fleet size of 84 aircrafts.
A Vietnam Airlines reservation will get you the following amenities and services –
Seats are ergonomically designed to offer utmost comfort and luxury. Seats in the Business Class cabins feature 59 inches of seat pitch, 150 degrees of recline, extra space for legroom, headrest, footrest and much more. Seats in the Deluxe Economy Class cabins feature 36-38 inches of seat pitch, 7 inches of reclining distance and extra space for legroom. Economy Class seats feature 31-32 inches of seat pitch and 5 inches of reclining distance.
Business Class passengers are served two hot meals and get to choose from an appetizing range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Passengers are also offered traditional Vietnamese delicacies, delicious main course and exotic desserts. Furthermore, Japanese and Korean cuisines are also offered. Complimentary drinks are provided. Passengers with special dietary preferences can also place requests for special meals in advance such as diabetic, religious, kosher etc.
Vietnam Airlines offers a wide variety of beverages to choose from such as champagne, wine, whiskey, tea, coffee, soft drink, etc.
The airline offers a great array of movies, TV shows, music and games to choose from. Read up few of the magazines available.
After making your Vietnam Airlines online flight booking, make sure to check out the baggage allowance as it varies by destination –
Business Class passengers are allowed to carry up to 2 bags and one personal item whereas Economy Class passengers can carry up to 1 bag along with one personal item. All carry-ons must adhere to the following requirements –
The maximum weight of the baggage must not exceed 15 pounds.
The maximum dimensions of the baggage must not exceed 45 inches.
The items that are counted as personal items include purses, cameras, binoculars, laptops, infants food, wheel chairs, walking canes, overcoats, blankets and likewise.
Checked Baggage Allowance:
For passengers flying to/from the Americas:
Both Business and Economy Class passengers can carry up to 2 bags which must not exceed the maximum dimensions of 62 inches and 50 pounds each.
For passengers flying within Asia:
The maximum weight of baggage must not exceed 66 lbs in Business Class and 44 lbs in Economy Class.
For passengers flying to/from Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Australia:
The maximum weight of baggage must not exceed 88 lbs in Business Class and 66 lbs in Economy Class.