Both Air Mekong and Nam confirmed the news on Wednesday, the first day when he held the post at the private airline. The 49-year-old Nam told the Daily that he felt happy when having an opportunity to return to civil aviation that he had had important positions at local airlines for over 15 years before working for a real estate company.
However, the ailing property market is not magnetic enough to Nam, especially when he still loves the airline industry, in which he had worked for 11 years as head of the planning and market department at Vietnam Airlines and five years as CEO at Jetstar Pacific.
Nam applied to resign from his CEO post at Jetstar Pacific in October 2009.
Air Mekong began domestic services with four Bombardier CRJ 900 aircraft in October 2010, or around two years after the airline was licensed with a chartered capital of VND200 billion (some US$9.58 million). The airline plans to triple its chartered capital and develop its aircraft fleet to 10 in the coming years.