Vietnam Airlines (VN, Hanoi) is considering opening up a new dedicated cargo unit to tap into the growing market for products of the assembly lines of electronics and other consumer goods located in Vietnam, Chief Executive Officer Duong Tri Thanh has told Bloomberg.

Neither a timeline nor further details regarding the fleet, bases or other operational issues have been disclosed at this time.

Some of the companies which have established manufacturing centres in Vietnam and could become customers of the new cargo airline include Samsung, LG, and Nestlé.

According to the ch-aviation fleets module, Vietnam Airlines currently offers only bellyhold freight services on its fleet of eighty-six passenger jets. There are no cargo airlines active in Vietnam and no active airline operates any cargo aircraft.

Scheduled cargo flights to Vietnam are currently operated mostly by Cargolux, Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, Air Hong Kong, and Uni-top Airlines, the ch-aviation capacity module shows.