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Vietjet Air marks fifth anniversary of air service to China

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (5th R) at the celebrations. Photo: Thong Nhat / VNA
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and a high-ranking delegation of Vietnam attended a ceremony marking the fifth anniversary of the first flight of budget carrier Vietjet Air to China in Beijing, China on April 25.

Speaking at the event, Vice Chairman of Vietjet Air Nguyen Thanh Hung said that the airline launched its first service on the Vietnam-China air route in 2014, bringing passengers to Kunming airport in the south western province of Yunnan.

Since then, Vietjet Air has worked to expand its network to other cities of China such as Chengdu, Chongqing, Tianjin, Shanghai and Ha’erbin, and more. 

Vietjet Air had transported five million passengers between Vietnam and China in more than 23,000 roundtrip flights, contributing to the bilateral trade and tourism development, he said.

Hung added that the airline operates over 400 flights per day, with 113 routes covering destinations across Vietnam and Asian destinations such as Thailand, Singapore, the Republic of Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Cambodia. The carrier has to date carried approximately 20 million passengers in its international routes.

At the event, Minister of Transport Nguyen Van The said that Vietnam’s aviation sector has recorded rapid and constant development over the time, including Vietjet Air, the first private carrier of Vietnam. After the launch of the Vietnam-China route, Vietjet Air’s network has been expanded to 50 cities in China.

He voiced his hope that in the coming time, Vietjet Air will open flights to all 88 China’s international airports, thereby bolstering cooperation, exchanges and trade towards the development of the bilateral friendship.

Vietjet Air is the first airline in Vietnam to operate as a new-age airline offering flexible, cost-saving ticket fares and diversified services to meet customers’ demands.

It provides not only transport services but also uses the latest e-commerce technologies to offer various products and services for consumers.

Vietjet Air is a fully-fledged member of International Air Transport Association (IATA) with the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate.