Vietnam Airlines attempts 21 craft more for fleet
07:15 | 15/11/2006
VNGOVNet - Vietnam Airlines has announced that between now and 2010, it will acquire another four Boeings 787-8, ten Airbuses 321, five ATRs 72 and lease two 250-seat airplanes more as additions to the current fleet.

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The airliner is running 38 airplanes, including ten Boeings 777, ten Airbuses 320, six Airbuses 321, nine ATRs 72, two Fokkers 70 and one A 330-300. Of them, 18 are owned by itself and 20,  leased. \

Vietnam Airlines General Director Nguyễn Xuân Hiển said that the airliner's long-term strategy  to 2015 is to build a 86-strong fleet capable of carrying 11 million passengers a year. Last year, the national flag carrier flew 6 million passengers.

By Quang Vinh

(Source: Ministry of Transport)

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