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Deal sees two work together to bolster travel by Vietnamese to Incheon city, South Korea.
Vietjet Air and the Incheon Tourism Organization (ITO) in South Korea signed a cooperation agreement on June 30 in Ho Chi Minh City to provide travel products, services, and convenient tour opportunities to Vietnamese traveling to South Korea.
The ITO will offer convenient services and organize events solely for Vietjet passengers at tourist attractions and destinations in Incheon city. Vietjet in return will launch promotional programs and entertainment activities to attract tourists to the city.
In the first half of the year Vietnamese tourists to South Korea totaled 112,746, a 40.4 per cent increase year-on-year and up 60.4 per cent up against the same period of 2014, a workshop held on June 30 in Hanoi, organized by the Korea Tourism Organization, heard. Vietnamese traveling to South Korea for healthcare reasons have increase remarkably, by 30 per cent each year.
“I believe that this agreement will create more tourism opportunities and provide friendly tourism services to best meet passenger demand,” said Mr. Nguyen Thanh Son, Head of Vietjet’s Commercial Department. He added that in doing so Vietjet is trying to bring top quality and friendly aviation services to passengers.
Vietjet is the first airline in Vietnam to operate as a new-age carrier, with low-cost and diverse services to meet customer demand. It provides not only transport services but also uses the latest e-commerce technologies to offer various products and services to passengers.
It recently secured IOSA certification from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) after just three years of operations. It was also among the Top 500 Brands in Asia 2016 and named “Best Asian Low Cost Carrier” at the TTG Travel Awards 2015, based on votes from travelers, travel agencies and tour operators in Asia. The airline was also rated as one of the Top 3 fastest-growing airline brands on Facebook by Socialbakers.
Vietjet now boasts a fleet of 40 aircraft, including A320s and A321s, and operates 300 flights each day. It has opened 53 routes in Vietnam and across the region, to destinations such as Thailand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, China and Myanmar. It has carried nearly 25 million passengers to date.
Looking ahead, the airline plans to expand its network throughout the region. To prepare for this plan, Vietjet has signed agreements with the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers to purchase more modern aircraft.
In 2014 it signed a contract to purchase 100 Airbus aircraft and last May also put pen to paper with Boeing to purchase 100 737 MAX 200 aircraft, costing $11.3 billion; the biggest agreement in the history of trade relations between Vietnam and the US.