In a meeting at the Government Office in Hanoi, Dung said the national carrier should keep close tabs on its spending and perhaps alter some routes to save time and fuel, thereby improving service quality and protecting the environment.
The Prime Minister told Vietnam Airlines to maintain its present course by ensuring safety and security, training its employees and investing in new planes.
In related news, Vietnam Airlines Wednesday announced that its ticket agents would receive no commission on international flight ticket sales from next month.
The airline also said its ticket offices in Vietnam would charge for the first issuance of international flight tickets.
The fees will vary depending on the routes and services, and must be paid in Vietnamese dong.