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Vietnam Air Services Company

 

Vietnam Air Services Company

Vietnam Air Services Company
IATA
0V
ICAO
VFC
Callsign
VASCO AIR
Founded 1987
Hubs Tan Son Nhat International Airport
Focus cities Con Dao Airport
Fleet size 2
Destinations 6
Parent company Vietnam Airlines Corporation
Headquarters Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
Key people Bui Ngoc Hoang
Website vasco.com.vn/?lang=en

Vietnam Air Services Company (VASCO) (Vietnamese: Công ty bay dịch vụ hàng không) is an airline in Vietnam headquartered in Tân Bình, Ho Chi Minh City.[1] Operating scheduled flights from its base at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in the south of the country, VASCO is a fully owned subsidiary of Vietnam Airlines. It also conducts charter flights, medical evacuations, SAR operations, oil platforms flights, and other aviation services.[2]

VASCO was established by government directive in 1987, and was originally a part of Vietnam Airlines, the national carrier.[3] It began scheduled passenger flights independently of Vietnam Airlines in 2004,[4] and approval has been given for it to be partially privatized.[5] It has been reported that Vietnam Airlines wishes to use VASCO as a basis for a low-cost carrier, established in conjunction with foreign partners.[5][6]

Contents

  • Destinations 1
  • Fleet 2
  • Restructuring and rebranding 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Destinations

A VASCO ATR-72 on the ground at Co Ong Airport, Con Dao, Vietnam.

VASCO currently flies to five destinations in Vietnam.[7]

Former destinations
  • Philippines – Subic Bay [8]
  • Vietnam – Da Nang, Quy Nhon, Rach Gia, Vung Tau [9][10]

Fleet

The fleet consists of the following aircraft :

Restructuring and rebranding

It is believed that Vietnam Airlines, VASCO's parent company wants to change the airline into a low-cost model, therefore changing VASCO's operational name to Viet Air. It is also believed that the airline would be serving domestic flights within Vietnam to destinations that are low-yielding as well as competing head on with Jetstar Pacific and VietJet Air. Vietnam Airlines would add more aircraft to Viet Air's fleet if the plans are materialized.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Home." Vietnam Air Services Company. Retrieved on December 21, 2010. "Copyright by VIETNAM AIR SERVICES CO(VASCO) B114 Bach Dang St,Ward 2, Tan Binh Dist, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam"
  2. ^ "VASCO website: About Us". 
  3. ^ "VASCO website: About Us". 
  4. ^ "Vietnam Airlines’ revenue takes off". Viet Nam News. 17 July 2004. 
  5. ^ a b "Vietnamese government approves country's first privately owned airline". Forbes. 30 November 2007. 
  6. ^ "2007: Vietnam’s aviation industry will renew itself". Vietnam Economic Times. 1 November 2007. 
  7. ^ "VASCO website: Flight Schedule" (in Vietnamese). 
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ [2]
  10. ^ [3]

External links

  • Official website
  • Official website (Vietnamese)


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