Carrier and Aviation New Zealand to work together on safety, security, and airworthiness.
Vietjet Air and Aviation New Zealand signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on November 15 in Hanoi that paves the way for both sides to evaluate and exploit mutually beneficial collaborative opportunities.
Aviation has been one of the priorities in the collaboration between New Zealand and Vietnam and will be further strengthened in the years to come, according to Mr. John Nicholson, General Manager of Aviation New Zealand.
“I am delighted with the MoU signed between Aviation New Zealand and Vietjet, which will facilitate New Zealand experts and engineers to exchange information, provide technical and managerial assistance, and offer training programs, including flight crew, engineering and air navigation, etc., to Vietjet,” he said. “I hope the collaboration will further boost the airline’s growth across the international market.”
“As a growing, dynamic new-age airline, Vietjet considers security, safety, and airworthiness as top priorities along with fleet and network expansion, service improvements, our trademark promotions and, of course, customer care,” said Mr. Nguyen Duc Tam, Vice President of Vietjet.
“Collaboration with such a renowned organization like Aviation New Zealand will enforce our determination and continuous investment in developing Vietjet as a favorite airline not just in Vietnam but also all across Asia in the future,” Mr. Tam said.
Both parties will now look to collaborate in services and initiatives relating to safety, security, and airworthiness. Aviation New Zealand will also provide Vietjet with training, air navigation, equipment supplies, business systems, and consultancy and advisory services over the next five years.
The goal of Aviation New Zealand is championing New Zealand companies and product/service solutions to international audiences. It encourages the development of scale through collaboration and connects international customers to product and service solutions developed in New Zealand.
Vietjet is the first airline in Vietnam to operate as a new-age airline with low-cost and diverse services to meet customer demand. It also uses the latest e-commerce technologies to offer various products and services for consumers. The airline recently secured IOSA certification from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) after just three years of operations.
Vietjet was also declared “Best Asian Low Cost Carrier” at the TTG Travel Awards 2015, which compiles votes from travelers, travel agencies, and tour operators in Asia. It was also rated as one of the top three fastest-growing airline brands on Facebook in the world by Socialbakers, a provider of social media analytic tools, statistics, and metrics for the world’s most popular social media sites.
The airline currently boasts a fleet of 29 aircraft, including A320s and A321s, and operates 190 flights each day.