Vietnam Airlines saw carryings rise by more than 6% to 10.3 million passengers in the first half of the year.
Consolidated pre-tax profit was estimated at VND 830 billion, equivalent to nearly 51% of the target for 2017, based on a 18% rise in year-on-year revenue to almost VND 43 trillion.
More than 70,400 flights were operated in the six month period with an on-time performance of 91.3%, an improvement of 6.1%.
Mid-2017 also marked two years since Vietnam Airlines started operating two next-generation aircraft, the Airbus A350-900 XWB and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
The airline’s new fleet now includes 11 B787-9s and seven A350s.
Vietnam transport minister Truong Quang Nghia said: “Despite numerous difficulties, the corporation has achieved important development milestones, especially in maintaining the punctuality index, the service quality at a higher level compared to previous years, living up to our expectation as a national airline to fulfill the tasks assigned by the party and the state as well as to ensure the sustainable development of the business.”
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