Vietnam Air Services Company

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Vietnam Air Services Company
IATA ICAO Callsign
0V (non-official VFC VASCO AIR
Founded 1987
Hubs Tan Son Nhat International Airport
Focus cities Con Dao Airport
Fleet size 2
Destinations 9
Parent company Vietnam Airlines
Headquarters Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Key people Bui Ngoc Hoang
Website http://www.vasco.com.vn/

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]

Destinations[edit]

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

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


Former destinations

Fleet[edit]

The fleet consists of the following aircraft :

VASCO fleet
Aircraft Total Order Passengers Routes Notes
ATR 72-212A 4 0 60 Short haul

Restructuring and rebranding[edit]

It is believed[when?] 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.

From the news in April, 2016, Vietnam Airlines announced the establishment of the new VNĐ300 billion (US$13.4 million) airline early last month, based on the restructuring of its subsidiary, Vietnam Air Services Company, or VASCO to a new brand: SkyViet[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Home." Vietnam Air Services Company. Retrieved on December 21, 2010. "Copyright by VIETNAM AIR SERVICES CO(VASCO) B114 Bạch Đằng 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 - Lịch bay - Giá cước" (in Vietnamese). Retrieved 2016-03-03. 
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  11. ^ "VASCO to be renamed SkyViet". VietnamNews. Retrieved 2016-05-19. 

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