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Vietjet President & CEO honored with ASEAN Entrepreneurs Award 2018

Released at: 13:52, 15/10/2018

Vietjet President & CEO honored with ASEAN Entrepreneurs Award 2018

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Ms. Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao receives award in Seoul during World Knowledge Forum.

by Doanh Doanh

President and CEO of Vietjet Air, Ms. Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, was honored in Seoul during the World Knowledge Forum as one of two winners of the ASEAN Entrepreneurs Award 2018, for her significant contributions to bolstering economic and trade exchange between South Korea and ASEAN.

The awards ceremony was co-organized by the ASEAN-Korea Center and the Maekjung Media Group, one of the most influential media groups in South Korea.

“We are delighted that Ms. Thao has been selected as one of two winners of the ASEAN Entrepreneurs Award 2018,” said Mr. Lee Hyuk, Secretary General of the ASEAN-Korea Center. “This is acknowledgement of Vietjet’s high-quality operations, its creative services, and its meaningful contributions over recent years. I firmly believe that the award will serve as a springboard for Vietjet to promote its business and expand its presence in South Korea, and to make more contributions to economic and trade cooperation between ASEAN and South Korea.”

According to Ms. Nguyen Thi Thuy Binh, Vietjet’s Vice President, since the carrier commenced flights connecting Vietnam and South Korea in 2013 it has taken great pride in the fact that it has positively contributed to the development of travel and trade exchange between the two countries. As of 2017, passenger numbers on flights between the two countries reached more than 5 million; triple the number in 2013.

The number of airlines commencing routes in the network increased from three in 2013 to ten in 2017. “There are around 750 flights per week; eight times higher than in 2013,” she said. “Vietjet has carried more than 2 million passengers, many of whom were first-time air travelers.”

The World Knowledge Forum attracts the interest and participation of world political and business speakers. This year’s forum invited prominent speakers such as Janet Yellen, Chair of the Board of Governors of the US Federal Reserve (2014-2018); Kersti Kaljulaid, President of Estonia; Wang Zhenghua, President of Spring Airlines; and many other outstanding speakers. 

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