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Hanoi (VNA) – The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines was ranked among top four Southeast Asian airlines with passenger throughput exceeding 20 million people last year.

According to statistics from the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA), the airline transported 20.6 million passengers in 2016, an annual increase of 19 percent.

The other three carriers on the list were Malaysia’s Air Asia, Indonesia’s Lion Air and Garuda Indonesia.

In January 2017, readers and audiences of the Sai Gon Giai Phong newspaper and Ho Chi Minh Television voted Vietnam Airlines as a “Golden Brand Name” and “most favourite carrier” respectively.

During the period, it was also voted among top ten successful ASEAN firms in China by the China-ASEAN Business Council.

In 2016, the national flag carrier won the awards “Asia's Leading Airline (Economy Class)” and “Asia's Cultural Airline” at the World Travel Awards.-VNA