The nation’s flagship carrier, Vietnam Airlines, revealed a number of important goals for 2015-2018 during its first shareholders congress held to pass relevant business plans and strategies.

Pham Ngoc Minh, General Director of Vietnam Airlines, said the airline will aim to transport 16.7 million passengers in 2015, up 6.2 percent annually.

The company will maintain its seat occupancy rate of 78.5 percent and market share of 45.9 percent, he added.

Minh said the company plans to invest nearly 23 trillion VND, of which 21.2 trillion VND are allocated to increasing its fleet.

He also revealed the airline aims to transport 84.9 million passengers from 2015-2018 which will represent annual increases of 16.1 percent.

The airline also aims to airlift 967,000 tonnes of cargo, up 13.9 percent.

The congress also set a revenue of 383.7 trillion VND, and a gross profit of 9.1 trillion VND.-VNA