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Vietjet Air, Japan Airlines ink cooperation deal

Update: July, 26/2017 - 14:00
Representatives of Vietjet Air and Japan Airlines are signing cooperation agreement. — VNA/VNS Photo
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HCM CITY — Vietjet Aviation Joint Stock Company (Vietjet Air) and Japan Airlines (JAL) on Tuesday signed a cooperation agreement to improve their service quality and turnover. 

Under the agreement, the two airlines will initially launch a code-share partnership for routes between Japan and Việt Nam, domestic flights as well as flights between Việt Nam and other Asian nations. 

Besides this, they will join hands in regular customer services, technical maintenance, training and ground services. Japan Airlines Deputy General Director Tadashi Fujita said the Japanese carrier believes the deal will help increase the numbers of passengers and cargo between the two countries. 

Vietjet Air Managing Director Lưu Đức Khánh said Japan is a key market in Vietjet Air’s plan to expand its network across Asia-Pacific. The cooperation is expected to help diversify products, classify customers, boost travel demand in Việt Nam and Japan in the future and enhance links between the two airlines, he said. 

The two airlines also discussed the launch of more flights to meet the increasing travel demand of people in Asia and the two countries in particular. Japan Airlines is operating flights from Narita airport in Tokyo to HCM City and Hà Nội and from Haneda airport in Tokyo to HCM City. 

Vietjet is the first private airline in Việt Nam to operate as a new-age airline with low-cost and diversified services to meet customers’ demand. Currently, the airline boasts a fleet of 45 aircraft, including A320s and A321s, and operates 350 flights per day.

It has already opened 63 routes in Việt Nam and across the region to international destinations such as Thailand, Singapore, the Republic of Korea and Taiwan, as well as Malaysia, China and Myanmar. It has carried nearly 35 million passengers to date. — VNS

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