Vietnam Airlines has grown significantly in terms of scale and stature over its 30-year journey since its establishment in 1993. The airline now boasts the most modern airfleet and extensive flight network worldwide. It is a 4-star international airline and a member of the global SkyTeam Airline Alliance. Let Heritage take a look at some interesting numbers from Vietnam Airlines’ 30 years of soaring flight.

Extensive flight network

Expanded and modernized fleet

1995-2000: Converted the fleet of old Soviet-era aircraft to Western standards

2001-2005: Received the first long-range wide-body aircraft.

2015 – present: Received a fleet of new-generation aircraft.


Operated nearly 1.6 million international and domestic flights.

Carried nearly 300 million passengers.

Transported more than 4.5 million tons of goods.

Some major aircraft from 1993 to present:

TU-134: 1993-1997.

Airbus A320: 1995-2007.

Boeing 767: 1995-2006.

Boeing 777: 2003-2017.

Airbus A321: 2004 – present.

Airbus A350: 2015 – present.

Boeing 787: 2015 – present.

Airbus A321neo: 2018 – present.

Security & Safety

2012: Aviation Safety Management System (SMS) was approved by the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam.

17 consecutive years of achieving the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate of the International Aeronautical Association (IATA).

26 years of absolute safety.