The management of Vietnam Airlines has been given the green light to pursue a conservative growth strategy that should see the state-owned carrier boost its fleet to up to 70 aircraft by 2015 from 38 today. The airline also expects to be operating pure freighters within 10 years and to carry 8-9 million passengers, according to Chairman Nguyen Sy Hung, who spoke with ATWOnline in Hanoi. VN transported 5 million passengers in 2004 and is expecting a 20% increase for 2005, making it one of ...

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