Vietnam Airlines has confirmed it will issue nearly US$346 million in new shares to existing stakeholders.
The move comes as the flag-carrier seeks to accelerate its recovery from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and return to profitability by 2023.
The issuance will be completed by June next year.
Vietnam Airlines – considered the World’s Leading Cultural Airline by voters at the World Travel Awards – received approval for the issue from the authorities earlier.
All capital raised will be used to pay off outstanding debts, its chairman Dang Ngoc Hoa said at a regular shareholder meeting.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the carrier expected to make losses of around US$625 million this year.