The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) announced that Vietnam Airlines, the national airline of Vietnam, has joined AAPA with immediate effect.
As a member of the AAPA, Vietnam Airlines will participate in the Association's meetings and joint activities.
In a statement, the Kuala-Lumpur-based AAPA said through this, the airline can stay updated and exchange information about the trends in the aviation industry while also receiving in-depth insights, forecasts, and advice from top experts in the region and the world.
"It is an honour for AAPA to welcome Vietnam Airlines into our ranks. Vietnam Airlines has been a renowned international carrier for years, playing a crucial role in the development of Vietnam’s economy and its aviation industry," said Subhas Menon, director general of the AAPA.
He added that the airline will add significant weight to AAPA as the voice of airlines in the Asia Pacific region.
Le Hong Ha, CEO of Vietnam Airlines, noted that through its membership in AAPA, Vietnam Airlines will not only enhance its operational efficiency within the Asia-Pacific region but also elevate Vietnam's national airline's global reputation.
"Vietnam Airlines will also have the opportunity to contribute valuable viewpoints and perspectives from both the airline and the broader Vietnamese aviation industry on important regional issues. Moreover, AAPA membership will facilitate collaboration between Vietnam Airlines and leading Asian airlines, resulting in the delivery of even more exceptional products and services to passengers worldwide," he added.
Vietnam Airlines offers air transportation services on nearly 100 domestic and international routes. With a fleet of over 100 aircraft, Vietnam Airlines is the first airline in the Asia-Pacific region to operate both the Boeing 787 and Airbus A350, the next-generation aircraft.