Vietjet Air enters interline partnership with Qatar Airways (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) –
Low-cost Vietjet Air and Qatar Airways have signed a code-share/interline partnership
agreement to bring more choices and convenience for passengers.
In the first phase of the
cooperation programme, Qatar Airways passengers will be able to travel to all
Vietnamese and international destinations on Vietjet Air flights, while Vietjet
Air passengers could fly with Qatar Airways to over 150 destinations around the
world in the future.
Qatar Airways Group Chief
Executive Akbar Al Baker said: “We are delighted to welcome Vietjet to our
growing roster of interline partners as they allow us to provide a more
seamless experience for our passengers. The new agreement with Vietjet will
offer our passengers even more choice, providing them an easy connection in Ho
Chi Minh City or Hanoi before transferring to their Qatar Airways flights.”
Deputy Director of
Vietjet Air Nguyen Thi Thuy Binh said the agreement is part of the airline’s programme
to diversify products and bring more traveling opportunities for people.
Vietjet Air will continue
expanding cooperation with global airlines via technological connection to
offer more choices and convenience for passengers, she added.
Qatar Airways is
conducting two flights per day on a direct air route between Hanoi and Doha and
10 flights per week between Ho Chi Minh City and Doha.
Earlier, Vietjet Air and
Japan Airlines reached a similar cooperation agreement for routes between Japan
and Vietnam, their domestic routes, as well as flights between Vietnam and
other Asian nations.
Currently, Vietjet boasts
a fleet of 45 aircraft, including A320s and A321s, and operates 350 flights
each day, carrying approximately 40 million passengers to date.
It has already opened 73
routes in Vietnam and across the region to international destinations such as
Thailand, Singapore, the Republic of Korea, China’s Hong Kong, China’s Taiwan,
China, Malaysia, Myanmar and Cambodia.-VNA