Nguyen Quoc Phuong, Director of the carrier’s representative office in France and Europe at the meeting (Photo:VNA)

Paris (VNA) – National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has recorded a sound economic growth in France despite a fierce competition with numerous regional and international airlines, said Nguyen Quoc Phuong, Director of the carrier’s representative office in France and Europe.

At a customers and agents meeting on December 19 in Paris, Phuong reported that Vietnam Airlines’ revenue in France has increased by 10 percent against last year, in which business class turnover upped 20 percent.

The carrier’s flights from France to Vietnam made up 54 percent of the market share, posting a year-on-year increase of 1 percent, Phuong said.

He also noted that the national flagship will continue use Airbus A305 on Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City – Paris routes, adding that the modern planes and service improvement have helped Vietnam Airlines meet requirement of passengers and gain a SkyTrax’s four-star airlines title.

Vietnam Airlines is always the first choice of Vietnamese living in France and French customers, said representatives from many agents.

It has made a record of transporting over 20 million passengers in 2016.-VNA