Vietnam Airlines is the flag carrier of Vietnam, and is headquartered in Ha Noi city. It came into existence in January 1956 as a part of the Vietnam Civil Aviation Department and was officially established as the flag carrier in April 1993.
The carrier operates out of its hubs at NoiBai International Airport and Tan Son Nhat International Airport. It is a member of IATA, and has also been awarded the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate in 2006. The airline’s position on the global aviation map was further affirmed in 2010 when it became a member of the SkyTeam alliance.
Other than domestic destinations in Vietnam, the airline connects passengers to many international destinations in Asia, Europe, Australia and North America. Passengers in the Middle East may make use of the airline’s connectivity to Abu Dhabi, and make Vietnam Airlines online bookings to any of the mentioned continents.
The fleet of the carrier is one of the youngest in the skies and consists of many types of Boeing, Airbus, Fokker and ATR aircraft.
Passengers may use the Vietnam Airlines web check in facility from 24 hours up to 2 hours before the departure of their flight. They may then make use of the exclusive web check-in counters at the airports to complete any remaining formalities before the flight departs. It is also advisable to check your reservation using the Vietnam Airlines PNR status a few hours before boarding your flight.
Business and First Class passengers as well frequent flier members can make use of the Business Lounges at airports to relax before boarding their flights. Once on board you can enjoy comfortable seating, in-flight power supply and the entertainment services that go together to provide you a memorable experience. You may also make phone calls from your seat using the satellite communications system (SATCOM). For more information, please contact the customer service of the airline here.
The Vietnam Airlines baggage allowance allows passengers to carry 1 piece of up to 7 kg on board in Economy, and 2 such pieces in Business Class. Passengers flying to and from the Middle East may check in 30 kg in Economy and 40 kg in Premium Economy and Business Class. 10 kg may also be checked in as free allowance for an infant's ticket. For more details of baggage policy, please check here.
Once you decide to fly Vietnam, you can check all the flight information such as routes and schedules using the well-designed Cleartrip interface. The speed of accessing information and the clutter-free pages are sure to make you want to come back for future travel searches.
The Smartphone is fast becoming a medium of choice not just for youngsters but also for businesspeople on the go. This is why we have provided the Cleartrip app that you can download and use on your mobiles to access the above information as well.