Vietnam Airlines Company Limited, trading as Vietnam Airlines is the national flag carrier of Vietnam. Founded in 1956 under the name Vietnam Civil Aviation, the airline was established as a state enterprise in 1989. Vietnam Airlines is headquartered in Hanoi.
Vietnam Airlines was officially formed in 1996, after bringing together several service companies.
Vietnam Airlines owns 100% of Vietnam Air Service Company (VASCO) —a regional airline in southern Vietnam—, 70% of the low-cost carrier Jetstar Pacific Airlines, and 49% of the Cambodian national airline Cambodia Angkor Air.
Vietnam Airlines became a member of SkyTeam in June 2010.