|Vietjet’s vice president Hồ Ngọc Yến Phương (left) receives the award. Photo courtesy of Vietjet|
BANGKOK — New-age carrier Vietjet has been named the best enterprise in the aviation sector in ASEAN.
This recognition was announced at the 2019 ASEAN Business Awards (ABA) Gala Night, held last week within the framework of the ASEAN Summit in Thailand.
The event witnessed the presence of Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul and many other dignitaries and leaders from Thailand and ASEAN countries.
The award recognised Vietjet’s contribution to the integration between ASEAN businesses and for its extensive connectivity across the region and beyond. It also highlights the carrier’s outstanding performance and presence in the region.
This award exemplifies Vietjet’s efforts to connect not only destinations within each country but also bring countries in ASEAN closer together and to the world, said the airline’s vice president Hồ Ngọc Yến Phương.
Vietjet currently operates around 400 flights daily across a vast network that covers Asia with more routes planned to expansively connect Southeast Asia with destinations in northern and central Asia, and even Western countries in the future.
“These achievements reflect our contribution to the connectivity and promotion of trade and tourism in the region which have enhanced the sustainable growth and prosperity of the ASEAN community,” Phương said.
Vietjet has been awarded the highest ranking for safety with seven stars in 2018 and 2019 by the world’s only safety and product rating website AirlineRatings.com and listed as one of the world's 50 best airlines for healthy financing and operations by Airfinance Journal in 2018 and 2019. The airline has also been named the best low-cost carrier by some renowned organisations including Skytrax, CAPA and Airline Ratings.
The ASEAN Business Awards (ABA) was launched by the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) in 2007 to give recognition to enterprises and entrepreneurs that have contributed to the growth and prosperity of the ASEAN economy.
The ABA also serves as a platform to spread information concerning the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), boosting integration in the region and globally. Aviation is one of 17 priority integration sectors including agri-based, finance, automotive, textile and garment as well as tourism. — VNS