Vietnam Air Services Company

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Vietnam Air Services Company
VASCO logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
0V (non-official) VFC VASCO AIR
Founded1987
HubsTan Son Nhat International Airport
Focus citiesCon Dao Airport
Fleet size6
Destinations10
Parent companyVietnam Airlines
HeadquartersHo Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Key peopleBui Ngoc Hoang
Websitehttp://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

As of 2019, VASCO currently flies to ten destinations in Vietnam.[7]

Former destinations

Fleet[edit]

As of April 2019, VASCO fleet consists of the following aircraft :[11]

VASCO fleet
Aircraft Total Order Passengers Notes
ATR-72-500 6 0 76 Transferred from Vietnam Airlines

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 VASCO's fleet if the plans are materialized.

In April, 2016, Vietnam Airlines announced the establishment of the new VNĐ300 billion (US$13.4 million) airline in the previous month, based on the restructuring of its subsidiary, VASCO, to a new brand: SkyViet.[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Home Archived 2005-02-05 at the Wayback Machine." 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". Archived from the original on 2007-05-29. Retrieved 2007-12-05. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  3. ^ "VASCO website: About Us". Archived from the original on 2007-05-29. Retrieved 2007-12-05. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  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. Archived from the original on 31 July 2012. Retrieved 5 December 2007. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  7. ^ "Điểm đến - CÔNG TY BAY DỊCH VỤ HÀNG KHÔNG (VASCO)" (in Vietnamese). Retrieved 2019-08-17.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-11. Retrieved 2011-06-18. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  11. ^ "Vietnam Airlines issues regional jet lease RfP". ch aviation. ch aviation. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  12. ^ "VASCO to be renamed SkyViet". VietnamNews. Retrieved 2016-05-19.

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