Vietnam Airlines ranks top ten Vietnamese brands

Tuesday, 10/01/2023 18:45
Vietnam Airlines has been ranked one of the top 10 Vietnamese brands in 2022, Vietnam News Agency cited a report by the Vietnam Report.
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Vietnam Airlines among top 10 Vietnamese brands (Photo: Vietnam Airlines) 

It’s the second time the national flag carrier has been named in the list as well as the 500 Largest Enterprises in the country.

The airlines also led the list of the five prestigious passenger transport companies last year, it added.

The report aims at finding and honoring tourism - passenger transport businesses that are able to overcome difficulties caused by impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Vietnam Airlines ranks top ten Vietnamese brands (Source: tuoitre.vn) 

General Director of Vietnam Airlines Le Hong Ha said after nearly three years since the COVID-19 outbreak, the airline has made a breakthrough along with a strong recovery and development of the tourism and passenger transport sectors as well as the country's economy.

In 2022, Vietnam Airlines received multiple awards at home and abroad, namely the World’s Leading Cultural Airlines, the Asia’s Leading Airlines – Premium Economy Class, the Asia’s Leading Airline by World Travel Awards 2022, the National Brand 2022 honoured by the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Council of National Brands, Top 10 Vietnamese brands voted by Yougov.

Hanoi: Noi Bai airport ready for Lunar New Year travel surge

The Noi Bai international airport in Hanoi has got plans readied in anticipation of a strong surge in passenger throughput in the upcoming Lunar New Year festival (Tet), the biggest traditional event in Vietnam, reported Vietnam News Agency.

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Illustrative photo (Source: VNA) 

According to a representative of the airport, on the peak day of the holiday (from January 16 to 28), the numbers of flights and passengers could hit 580 and 104,000, respectively. Of the figures, there are some 180 international flights and 26,000 foreigners.

However, both the flight and passenger volume are still lower than those reported on the peak day of last summer with 64 flights and 106,000 passengers.

Noi Bai airport will raise the security level between January 16 and January 28; increase the number of security personnel by 20% compared to normal days; open all check-in counters; and operate security scanners at maximum level, among other works.

The airport is also ready to implement COVID-19 prevention and control measures in line with recommendations of the Ministry of Health.

The Lunar New Year holiday this year lasts from January 20 to 26, with the first day of the first lunar month falling on January 22. Travelling often begins to surge several days just before Tet.

Cashew industry sets export target of US$3.1 billion in 2023

Facing a range of external factors such as globally high inflation, economic recession, and the impact of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the local cashew sector aims to rake in US$3.1 billion from exports this year.

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Cashew industry sets export target of US$3.1 billion in 2023  (Source: vov.vn)

The Voice of Vietnam cited the details given by the Vietnam Cashew Association (Vinacas), last year witnessed Vietnamese cashew exports reach only US$3.07 billion, marking a decline of approximately US$600 million compared to the set target of US$3.8 billion.

This decline can be attributed to the impact of the global energy and food crisis coupled with China’s "Zero-COVID" policy last year which led to adverse effects on cashew exports, as well as other Vietnamese agricultural exports to the market.

Industry insiders have assessed that the cashew sector will continue to face numerous difficulties in the year ahead, primarily due to factors such as the Russia – Ukraine conflict, the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV)'s credit tightening policy, fluctuations in the US$/VND exchange rate, low consumption decline, and stagnant production.

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Photo for illustration (Source: congthuong.vn) 

Nguyen Minh Hoa, vice chairman of Vinacas, revealed that most importers in both the United States and the EU have yet to sign contracts to purchase cashew nuts until the end of the second quarter of the year.

Vinacas therefore recommends that local businesses flexibly seek niche markets, particularly Asian countries, as a means of replacing major markets such as the US, the EU, and China that have endured volatile fluctuations recently.

Vietnamese firms are also advised not to rush to import raw cashew nuts and to avoid risks at the beginning of the year, particularly as the price of W320 cashew nuts is on a downward trend. In addition, the price of the Ivory Coast’s raw cashew nuts is being offered at a high level.

Cashew processing enterprises are being asked to fully tap into the domestic market to overcome difficulties, according to experts./.

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