Vietravel Airlines plans 6-fold increase in charter capital by 2025

By Anh Tu   February 7, 2023 | 11:25 pm PT
Vietravel Airlines plans 6-fold increase in charter capital by 2025
A Vietravel Airlines aircraft. Photo courtesy of Vietravel Airlines
Rookie carrier Vietravel Airlines wants to gradually increase its charter capital nearly sixfold to VND7.64 trillion ($323.66 million) by 2025.

The airline recently made this proposal to the government after two years of operating with a charter capital of VND1.3 trillion. It owns three narrow-body Airbus A321 jets.

Viettravel made this proposal to boost development and enlarge its fleet, Chairman Nguyen Quoc Ky told VnExpress.

"Investing in fleet expansion is important for a new airline to survive and grow," said Ky. "Only with a large fleet can we make profits."

For the last two years Vietravel Airlines has not been profitable but it expects that with a larger fleet it can take advantage of an expected surge in demand after Covid-19.

The capital increase will come from a combination of shareholder investment, selling stakes to other investors, and financial tools.

Shareholders of Vietravel Airlines plan to invest an additional VND700 billion by 2025, bringing their total investment to VND2 trillion.

The airline also plans to increase its charter capital to VND8.25 trillion by 2030.

Viettravel projects that by 2030, if business is favorable, it could record a VND2.2 trillion in accumulated profit which it could use it to pump up its capital.

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