Japan Airlines and Vietjet Launch Comprehensive Partnership
HO CHI MINH CITY. Japan Airlines ( JAL) and Vietjet July 25 reached a formal partnership agreement with the aim of improving customer convenience and the quality of operations and services while enhancing the corporate value of both companies. The two airlines have held a series of discussions on expanding their networks in response to the travel needs of people in neighboring Asian countries next to Vietnam, in addition to meeting growing demand for air travel between Japan and destinations in Vietnam. In line with the rapid economic growth in Vietnam, demand for air travel between Japan and Vietnam has been growing strongly. JAL is already operating daily nonstop services between Tokyo (Narita) and Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi respectively, as well as between Tokyo (Haneda) and Ho Chi Minh City.
Vietjet, the first privately owned airline in Vietnam, started flight services in 2011, and now operates an expanding network all over Vietnam and Asia. Vietjet offers convenient and friendly services with reasonable fares, and succeeded to create new demand in Vietnam, yet as a new-age carrier, it offers higher- class service called “SkyBoss”, which has been very well received among passengers expecting quality service.
As a first step, JAL and Vietjet have agreed to start code-share cooperation for all flight services between Japan and Vietnam as well as JAL’s domestic flights, and Vietjet’s domestic flights, as well as flights between Vietnam and the other Asian countries. These are the 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 as well as ground handling services and training.
More details will be announced at a later date on both airlines’ websites.
Together with Vietjet, JAL will be striving to deliver greater conveniences and variety of choices to customers with a more comprehensive network in Asia.