Air Transport World

Vietnam Airlines.(Asia/Pacific)(Brief Article)

Despite the ravages of the SARS pandemic, the carrier in 2003 managed to record a profit of 424.4 billion dung ($26.5 million). Revenue was up 7.8% as passenger traffic rose marginally while cargo jumped 20%.

Expansion is on the radar with the government giving the green light for the airline to have 50 aircraft by year end and 70 by 2010. It expects to benefit from a new visa-free policy. …

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