Vietnam’s first private cargo carrier struggling

Trai Thien, Vietnam’s first private cargo airline, is now reportedly meeting financial difficulties, according to a report in Vietnam Business News. The air carrier has not paid salaries to its staff for the last five months. Headquartered in Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Ho Chi Minh City the company received a license from the Civil […]


private cargo carrier Trai Thien Vietnam


Trai Thien, Vietnam’s first private cargo airline, is now reportedly meeting financial difficulties, according to a report in Vietnam Business News. The air carrier has not paid salaries to its staff for the last five months. Headquartered in Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Ho Chi Minh City the company received a license from the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam – after securing approval from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung – in October 2009 to operate freight services in Vietnam and on international routes throughout Southeast Asia. Trai Thien originally had planned to take off in July 2010, but for unknown reasons delayed the first commercial flight until the beginning of September. But to date, there has been no sign that the airline will take off and local newspaper VnExpress published reports that some of Trai Thien’s workers have said they have not received monthly salaries since April prompting a number of key employees to quit the company.