Vietnam Airlines has just appointed three more deputy general directors, bringing the total to 6 people.
A321Neo aircraft of Vietnam Airlines at Noi Bai. (Photo: Duc Quyen). The Board of Directors of Vietnam Airlines (Vietnam Airlines – Code: HVN) has just issued a resolution on the appointment of Deputy General Director for three Mr. Nguyen Chien Thang, To Ngoc Giang and Dinh Van Tuan. In particular, Mr. Nguyen Chien Thang used to be the Head of the Technical Department of Vietnam Airlines, Mr. To Ngoc Giang used to be the Flight Team Leader 919, and Mr. Dinh Van Tuan is the General Director of Pacific Airlines – a low-cost airline under Vietnam Airlines.
Currently, the Executive Board of Vietnam Airlines has 8 people including General Director Le Hong Ha (appointed from January 1, 2021 to replace Mr. Duong Tri Thanh), Chief Accountant Tran Thanh Hien, and 6 Deputy General Directors including three he mentioned above and Mr. Trinh Hong Quang, Trinh Ngoc Thanh and Mr. Nguyen Hong Linh. The current Chairman of the Corporation is Mr. Dang Ngoc Hoa – who replaced former Chairman Pham Ngoc Minh from August 10, 2020 when Mr. Minh reached retirement age.
Mr. Dinh Van Tuan – General Director of Pacific Airlines, Deputy General Director of Vietnam Airlines. (Photo: Vietnam Airlines). According to data from the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam, in the first quarter of this year, Vietnam Airlines operated 20,280 flights, leading the industry. The two member airlines, Pacific Airlines and Vasco, made 4,223 and 1,687 flights, respectively. In total, Vietnam Airlines Group operated 26,190 flights in the first three months of the year, down more than 29% year-on-year. The punctuality rate of all three brands is over 93%. Recently, Vietnam Airlines has faced a strong opposition from public opinion when it proposed the Ministry of Transport to raise the ceiling price and start to apply the floor price of air tickets. In addition, the airline also proposed to be allocated 100% of international flight slots and 50% of domestic flight slots in the next time.
Experts assess that Vietnam Airlines is trying to suppress the competition in the market, demanding to return to the monopoly period before.
Aviation specialist, Assoc. TS. Nguyen Thien Tong said: “Vietnam Airlines needs to reform its management so that it is strong enough to compete, and should not rely on a mechanism like the old days of subsidies and monopolies”.
Source: vietnambiz.vn – Translated by fintel.vn