Vietravel Airlines to be equitised in 2nd year of operations hinh anh 1A plane of Vietravel Airlines (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - The Vietnam Travel and Marketing Transport JSC (Vietravel) plans to equitise its Vietnam Travel Airlines Co. Ltd. (Vietravel Airlines), to boost the subsidiary’s development as the first travel airline in Vietnam.

In a report to be submitted to Vietravel’s annual general meeting in late May, Vietravel Airlines is to be equitised in its second year of operations, with Vietravel holding the founding share and remaining the majority shareholder.

Amid the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy in Vietnam and around the world, businesses, including Vietravel, are working to evaluate and adjust their directions, plans, and operational scale to adapt to the fluctuating business environment.

The restructuring of the operational model aims to save resources, personnel, and costs for the reinforcement of its business strategy to overcome difficulties.

Earlier, Vietravel said that the actual day of the shareholders’ meeting will be decided based on the Government’s regulations on COVID-19 prevention and control.

Vietravel Airlines, the sixth carrier in Vietnam, debuted on December 26, 2020 after meeting all requirements and completing the necessary procedures for operating commercial flights.

Headquartered at Phu Bai International Airport in the central city of Hue, it aims to carry 1 million passengers in its first year of operations.

It is Vietnam’s newest carrier, joining Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, Pacific Airlines, Vasco, and Bamboo Airways. Total investment stands at 700 billion VND (30.2 million USD), its license is for 50 years, and it is set to provide both domestic and international air transport services./.