Once the underdog of the race, Vietjet is now leading the domestic aviation market in Vietnam and actively expanding its fleet to support its foray into new international markets.
In just a little over a decade, Vietjet – Vietnam’s new-age airline – has taken Asia and the world by storm, making waves in the global aviation industry and turning heads with its rapid growth, unique service offerings and cheeky out-of-the-box ideas.
Earlier this year, the airline was the first in Southeast Asia to take delivery of an A321neo Airbus aircraft, adding to its existing fleet of 55 aircraft, which includes a mix of A320s and A321s.
Vietjet also recently announced its decision to upgrade an existing order for 42 A320neo aircraft to the superior and larger A321neo models. Accordingly, the airline now has a total of 73 A321neo and 11 A321neo on order for future delivery.
The airline currently operates 44 international routes, including flights to and from Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Cambodia, China and Myanmar – making traveling across Southeast Asia both convenient and less expensive. Domestically, Vietjet’s extensive flight network connects passengers to a total of 38 destinations within Vietnam, allowing travellers to explore the many hidden gems the country has to offer.
With a vision of becoming a favorite multinational airline, Vietjet has also made great strides in the expansion of its flight network both domestically and internationally. The airline has established a comprehensive code-sharing partnership with Japan Airlines, providing customers better access to destinations between Vietnam and Japan, and beyond.
Just recently, the airline also announced plans to connect Vietnam with New Delhi, India and Brisbane, Australia. Scheduled to commence in 2019, the non-stop service between Ho Chi Minh City and Brisbane will give the airline much reason to celebrate as it will mark Vietjet’s first Australian long-haul destination.
There is no denying the vast potential of the growing tourism market. Moving forward, Vietjet aims to continue exploring unchartered territories, forging partnerships and taking hold of opportunities to facilitate deeper international and regional integration. In the coming months, the airline will continue adding new routes to its ever-expanding list of destinations, spreading its wings to even more destinations across the globe. These are but a few of the things the airline is doing to better serve its customers in the region.