Vietjet carries more than 14 million passengers

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 18:14

Vietjet’s passengers get on board. — Photo Vietjet

Vietjet transported more than 14 million passengers in 2016, achieving a load factor of 88.9 per cent and effectively contributing to the development of Viet Nam’s aviation industry.

The airline’s operations also registered strong performance in terms of safety and reliability compared to other airlines in the Asia-Pacific region. It operated a total of 84,535 flights, accounting for 121,213 flight hours last year.

During the period, it’s technical reliability stood at 99.56 per cent, the highest rate obtained to date by any airline operating an A320-A321 in the region. On-time performance for the year stood at 83.6 per cent.

Meanwhile, the airline’s training centre, which opened in early 2015, has so far trained 8,287 staff and provided 655 training courses for a total of 25,249 training hours, with 3,351 certificates presented.

“All of this guarantees Vietjet’s development under international standards and its professional human resources who will oversee the airline’s steady and sustainable growth,” the airline said in its statement.

In 2016, Vietjet continued to increase flight frequency for domestic flights while also constantly expanding its international network.

The airline continued to post positive growth through 2016, with revenue of VND27.5 trillion (US$1.21 billion) and a profit of VND2.39 trillion ($105 million).

The airline currently operates 63 routes, including 37 domestic and 26 international ones, with a fleet of 45 new and modern aircraft aged 3.3 years old on average. — VNS

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