Vietjet, Qatar Airways sign interline agreement

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 16:32

Vietjet aircraft. The airline boasts a fleet of 45 aircraft. — VNS Photo

Vietjet on Thursday announces its two-phase interline partnership with Doha-based Qatar Airways.

Accordingly, the first phase, which came into effect in September, enables Qatar Airways passengers to travel to and from destinations in Viet Nam and Taiwan served directly by Vietjet.

The next phase will soon allow Vietjet passengers to fly to more than 150 points around the world on Qatar Airways using a single reservation across both airlines’ networks.

“We are delighted to welcome Vietjet to our growing roster of interline partners as it allows us to provide a more seamless experience for our passengers,” Qatar Airways Group chief executive Akbar Al Baker said.

He said the agreement with Vietjet will offer passengers even more choice, providing them an easy connection in HCM City or Ha Noi before transferring to their Qatar Airways flights.

“This partnership is a pillar of Vietjet’s strategy to diversify our services, aimed at offering our passengers travel opportunities to points over the world. We will continue to partner with other airlines based on advanced technology platforms to better benefit our passengers,” Vietjet vice president Nguyen Thi Thuy Binh said.

Qatar Airways is commencing two non-stop operations connecting Ha Noi and HCM City with Doha, with two daily flights and 10 weekly flights, respectively.

Previously, Vietjet and Japan Airlines agreed on an interline agreement for their flights between Japan and Viet Nam, their domestic services and their flights between Viet Nam and other Asian countries.

The two carriers also committed to co-operate in various areas, including a frequent flier partnership, aircraft operations and maintenance, and ground handling services and training. — VNS

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