VietJetAir said on Monday it has just added one aircraft to its expanding fleet of Airbus A320s a month before the low-cost airline commences its international service between HCMC and Bangkok.
The carrier’s sixth narrow-body aircraft has its front section emblazoned with Vietnam’s official tourism logo and slogan: a stylized five-petal lotus accompanied by ‘Vietnam – Timeless Charm’ words and the latter part colored red and yellow, representing the national flag of Vietnam.
Desmond Lin, business development director at VietJetAir, said the airline would promote Vietnam as a destination for travelers and businesspeople across the globe. He furthered the new aircraft would help the carrier meet increasing travel demand during the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday, or Tet, before supporting its international service scheme.
VietJetAir plans to have up to 15 aircraft by 2015 with three to five aircraft to arrive this year, according to Lin. “We are confident there is plenty of room for growth with our business model of quality flights and low-cost fares,” Lin said.
VietJetAir currently serves domestic flights linking HCMC, Hanoi, Dalat, Danang, Phu Quoc, Hue, Nha Trang, Vinh and Haiphong. The airline will launch its first international HCMC-Bangkok route on February 10 this year, and have plans for services connecting HCMC and Hanoi to other Southeast and Northeast Asian countries before the end of 2013.
The Saigon Times Daily