Director of Vietnam Airlines' branch in China's Hong Kong Cao Chinh Mien (Photo VNA)

Hong Kong (VNA)
– The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines’ branch in China’s Hong Kong held a meeting with its partners on January 30.

Director Cao Chinh Mien said Vietnam Airlines continued to affirm its prestige as a modern and dynamic airline in 2017.

The airline carried more than 26.5 million passengers and its revenue increased by 6.7 percent compared to 2016. Post-tax profits doubled the set target while its stock grew steadily, he said.

Last year, Vietnam Airlines was certified as a 4-star airline by Skytrax for the second consecutive year. It is also of the most punctual airlines in the world with on-time performance index of above 90 percent.

The airline was also recognised as the “World’s Leading Airline – Premium Economy Class” and the “World’s Leading Cultural Airline” at the World Travel Awards.

Given fierce competition, Vietnam Airlines’ branch in Hong Kong has improved the quality of services, stepped up coordination with travel agencies and carried worked to promote its image.

It also served as a transit centre of Asia and aimed to draw tourists from other markets.

In 2018, Vietnam Airlines will conduct one to two flights per day on routes between Hong Kong and Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, while considering the use of B787-9 Dreamliners for Hong Kong – HCM City flights.

The airline will put forth measures to boost cooperation with other airlines such as Jetstar Pacific and Cambodia Angkor Air in 2018 and aim for 8-10 percent growth in revenue, according to Mien.-VNA