VietJet's new venture receives go-ahead

Monday, Dec 22, 2014 11:28

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung (M) and other delegates joined ribbon cutting ceremony of VietJet's new venture. VNA Photo Duc Tam

BANGKOK (VNS) — On Saturday, VietJet received its Aircraft Operator Certificate (AOC), which will allow the airline to offer more flights to travellers in Thailand and the region.

The ceremony, attended by Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and other representatives of the two nations, marked a milestone for bilateral commercial relations between Thailand and Vietnam.

"ThaiVietJet was born out of a desire to offer more wonderful flying experiences at the best fares ever," said Nguyen Thanh Hung, chairman of the board of ThaiVietJet.

Hung added that he believed ThaiVietJet would soon become one of the most popular airlines in Thailand and across the region, thanks to its fleet of new aircraft, as well as its professional flight crew and creative inflight activities.

Nearly 10 million passengers have flown with VietJet in Vietnam and across the region over the last three years. By launching this joint venture, VietJet has taken its first step toward competing in new international markets.

VietJet holds a 49 per cent share in the venture, with the remainder owned by Thai commuter airline Kan Air.

Officials said ThaiVietJet will initially operate domestic flights in Thailand and later expand its flight network connecting Thailand and other regional destinations. — VNS

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