Vietnam Airlines joins SkyTeam

16:32, June 11, 2010      

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Vietnam's national flag carrier, the Vietnam Airlines, signed an agreement here on Thursday to officially join the SkyTeam global airline alliance, one of the world's three largest alliance.

The move demonstrates Vietnam Airlines' active participation in the international aviation industry, said Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, adding that it will help Vietnam Airlines expand business scope and improve customer service.

Chairman of Vietnam Airlines Nguyen Si Hung said the move is in line with the globalization of the world economy and meet the diversity of customers' needs of Vietnamese Airlines.

Hung expressed his belief that the close cooperation among SkyTeam member airlines will facilitate the expansion of flight network, experience sharing, and application of advanced technologies, thus helping members save costs, improve service quality and enhance their brand recognition and competitiveness.

"Asia is a strategic growth market for SkyTeam and we well are on track to strengthen our network offering in this part of the world," said Chairman of the SkyTeam Governing Board Leo van Wijk at the ceremony. "Therefore, we are proud to welcome the first carrier from Southeast Asia in our midst".

The Vietnam's national flag carrier currently flies 75 routes to 20 domestic and international destinations with more than 290 daily flights.



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