Vietjet gets IOSA certificate for outstanding operational standards

Monday, Aug 17, 2015 16:39

Representative from IATA grants safety audit (IOSA) certificate to Vietjet. — VNS Photo

HCM CITY (Biz Hub) — Vietjet has received the IATA operational safety audit (IOSA) certificate from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for its outstanding operational standards.

The airline made the announcement at an event held late last week to review its business performance during the first half of the year and to discuss the strategy planning for the second half in HCM City.

At the event, Vietjet was also granted an acknowledgement certificate by the Prime Minister for its continuous contribution to the development of Viet Nam's economy and society in recent years.

These were major accomplishments and hugely significant milestones in Vietjet's development path, the airline said in its press release.

"The IOSA certificate is a confirmation of the commitment of an airline to deliver safe operations based on the principles stated in the IOSA standards manual," it said.

Earlier, Vietjet's technical reliability ratio was registered at 99.49 per cent, a highly impressive rate.

Customers check in at a Vietjet's counter in HCM City. The airline transports more than four million passengers in the first half of this year. — Photo Vietjet

In his speech at the event, IATA's Asia-Pacific Regional Director for Safety and Flight Operations Blair Cowles congratulated Vietjet for making that commitment and obtaining the IOSA certification.

"The IOSA certification shows that flight safety assurance is Vietjet's top priority. This is especially impressive, considering that the aviation industry in the world and the region has been growing faster and faster in terms of fleet expansion, flight network, and passenger and cargo transportation capacity in recent years," the airline's Managing Director Luu Duc Khanh said.

"With our commitment to comply with world-class safety and security standards, we expect to offer our clients safe, comfortable, joyful and friendly flights," Khanh said.

Despite anticipated difficulties and challenges following the deadline for the ASEAN Economic Community, Vietjet still posted impressive business results in the first six months of 2015, growing at 205 per cent year-on-year.

During the reviewed period, the carrier earned VND5.7 trillion (US$258 million) in revenue, meeting the company's profit target.

The airline's load factor remains high at approximately 90 per cent. It transported more than four million passengers on 25,788 flights, while its on-time-performance (OTP) ratio stayed at 83 per cent. The airline claims 70 per cent of the country's total domestic air transport growth rate.

Vietjet currently operates a fleet of 26 aircraft of A320s and A321s on 33 domestic and international routes from Viet Nam to Thailand, South Korea, Cambodia and Singapore, as well as Taiwan and mainland China. — VNS

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