94 millionth air passenger welcomed
15:06 | 29/12/2017

 VGP - A ceremony was held in Noi Bai international airport in Ha Noi on December 27 to welcome the 94 millionth passenger aboard the 800,000th flight operated by the Viet Nam Air Traffic Management Corporation (VATM) this year.

Flight VN220 from HCM City to Ha Noi landed at NoiBai International Airport at 10:05 am the same day, carrying the 94 millionth passenger, Nguyen Van Huynh from Viet Nam, and the 1.5 millionth member of the Golden Lotus Program of Vietnam Airlines, Nguyen Thanh Son, also of Viet Nam. 

Speaking at the event, General Director of the Civil Aviation Authority of Viet Nam (CAAV) Dinh Viet Thang said achievements of the airline sector contribute to welcoming 13 million foreign passengers to Viet Nam.

ACV has adopted synchronous measures to improve the capacity of operating and upgrading airports using modern technology, ensure absolute safety for flights in any case. Further attention will also be paid to human resources training and services quality to contribute to the country’s socio-economic development.

Compared to 2016, the numbers of passengers passing through ACV’s aviation ports in 2017 surged by 16% to 94 million passengers. ACV has  improved management capability and upgraded the infrastructure system with modern technologies and facilities to ensure absolute security and safety for all flights. 

Launched in December 1999, the Golden Lotus programme has attracted numerous passengers with special incentives such as mileage accumulation, business-class lounge and priority check-ins. 

It also debuted online booking in 2009, account management application in 2013, and hotline 1900 1800 round the clock in 2017.

At present, more than 80 partners of the program bring a wide variety of desirable benefits to its members. 

By Vien Nhu

 

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