Vietnam Airlines, the national carrier of Vietnam, is headquartered in Long Bien District, Hanoi. Vietnam Airlines flies to 52 destinations in 17 countries. The airline’s golden lotus logo represents the lotus flower, which symbolizes the culture of Vietnam and the country’s ability to overcome great adversity. Though common, the lotus is also a resilient and sacred flower. Vietnam Airlines is a member of SkyTeam, an airline alliance that consists of 19 carriers from five continents.