SINGAPORE: October 3 saw Vietjet operate a special relief flight carrying seven tonnes of aid for those in need after the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia.
The flight, themed ‘Love Connection’, landed in Jakarta with items including canned foods, blankets and other necessities to support the affected people in the area. The flight was made possible from voluntary donations collected across the airline.
The twin quake-tsunami disaster relief comes after Vietjet operated two flights transporting relief cargo, as well as taking Vietnamese victims home safely after the 2013 super typhoon named Haiyan, which destroyed many cities in the Philippines.
The airline also organised many relief flights to Vietnam’s central region after the floods and conducted the initiative “Spread the Love”, which saw Vietjet fly people who couldn’t make it home to celebrate the Lunar New Year holidays.
Vietjet said it is committed to helping those in need and will continue to support relief efforts for disaster-hit areas.
Vietjet is the first airline in Vietnam to operate as a new-age airline with low-cost and diversified services to meet customers’ demands. It provides not only transport services but also uses the latest e-commerce technologies to offer various products and services for consumers.
Vietjet is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) with the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate.
The airline was also named one of the Top 500 Brands in Asia 2016 by global marketing research company Nielsen and the “Best Asian Low Cost Carrier” at the TTG Travel Awards 2015, which compiles votes from travellers, travel agencies and tour operators in throughout Asia and Asia’s Best Employer Brand by the Employer Branding Institute and World HRD Congress for many years.
The airline was also rated as one of the top three fastest growing airline brands on Facebook in the world by Socialbakers.
Currently, the airline features a fleet of 60 aircraft, including A320s and A321s, and operates more than 385 flights each day. It has transported more than 60 million passengers on a network featuring 94 routes in Vietnam and across the region including Thailand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Mainland China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar and Cambodia.
Moving forward, the airline plans to expand its network across the Asia Pacific region. To prepare for this plan, Vietjet has signed agreements with the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers to purchase more brand-new and modern aircraft.