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Vietjet shakes hands with JAL

Released at: 08:35, 26/07/2017 BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Vietjet shakes hands with JAL

Photo: Vietjet

Partnership to improve customer convenience and quality of operations and service.

by Linh San

Japan Airlines (JAL) and Vietjet Air have reached a formal partnership agreement aimed at improving customer convenience and the quality of operations and services while enhancing the corporate value of both companies.
 
They have held a series of discussions on expanding their networks in response to the travel needs of passengers in countries neighboring Vietnam in addition to meeting growing demand for air travel between Japan and destinations in Vietnam. 

As a first step, JAL and Vietjet have agreed to start code-share cooperation for all flight services between Japan and Vietnam, the domestic flights of both, and flights between Vietnam and other Asian countries. 

These are significant add-ons expected to create more customer convenience. JAL and Vietjet will further explore opportunities to develop the partnership in various areas, including a frequent flier partnership, aircraft operations and maintenance, and ground handling services and training.

“The launch of this partnership with Vietjet represents a significant milestone for the two airlines to provide customers with better access to destinations between Japan and Vietnam and beyond, and we believe it will contribute to generating more passenger and cargo traffic between the two countries and open up commercial opportunities on the two airlines’ international networks,” said Mr. Tadashi Fujita, JAL’s Executive Vice President.

“Japan is our key market as we expand the airline’s flight network in the Asia-Pacific region,” said Mr. Luu Duc Khanh, Managing Director of Vietjet. “The partnership will diversify our air transportation products and market segment while stimulating the movement of people between the two countries as well as developing the two airlines’ relationship in line with our international commercial operation capabilities in the time to come.”

In line with Vietnam’s rapid economic growth, demand for air travel between the country and Japan has been growing strongly. JAL already operates daily non-stop services between Tokyo (Narita) and Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi as well as between Tokyo (Haneda) and Ho Chi Minh City.
 
Vietjet, the first privately owned airline in Vietnam, began flights in 2011 and now operates an expanding network all over Vietnam and Asia. It offers convenient and friendly services with reasonable fares, and succeeded in creating new demand in Vietnam. A new-age carrier, it also offers a higher-class service called “SkyBoss”, which has been very well received among passengers expecting quality service.

JAL was founded in 1951 and became the first international airline in Japan. A member of the oneworld® alliance, the airline now reaches more than 344 airports in 56 countries and regions together with its code-share partners and has a modern fleet of more than 227 aircraft. 

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