Nguyen Quoc Phuong, Director of Vietnam Airline’s office in France and Europe speaks at the meeting (Photo: VNA)
Paris (VNA) – The Vietnam Airlines aims to serve 20.1 million passengers for a revenue of more than 3 billion EUR in 2016, said Nguyen Quoc Phuong, Director of the airline’s office in France and Europe during a meeting with its customers in Paris on June 18.

Phuong revealed that following last year’s success, the airline served over 4.6 million passengers in the first quarter of this year, a rise of 11.6 percent year on year.

In 2016, the airline’s France and Europe office hopes for optimistic performance with a revenue rise of 6-7 percent, he added.

Last year, the Vietnam Airlines became first Asia-Pacific airline to add modern airplanes Boeing 787-9 and Airbus-900 to its fleet on air routes from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to Europe , while upgrading its service to four-star standards, said Phuong.

He also reiterated that the Vietnam Airlines and Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) will work together to operate 30 domestic air routes in Japan and 10 international ones linking the two countries.

During the meeting, the office also introduced the airline’s C and Premium-grade services in order to boost ticket sales in these market segments.-VNA