HONG KONG: Vietjet recently announced a two-phase interline partnership with Doha-based Qatar Airways.
The first phase which came into effect this September will enable Qatar Airways’ passengers to travel to and from points in Vietnam and in Taiwan served directly by Vietjet; the next phase will soon allow Vietjet’s passengers to fly to more than 150 points around the world served by Qatar Airways using a single reservation system that serves both airlines’ networks.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr. 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.”
Vietjet Vice President, Ms. Nguyen Thi Thuy Binh, said: “This partnership is a pillar of Vietjet’s strategy to diversify our services with an aim at offering our passengers travel opportunities to points all over the world. We will continue to partner with other airlines based on advanced technology platforms to better benefit our passengers.”
Qatar Airways is commencing two non-stop operations connecting Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City with Doha with frequencies of double daily flights and ten weekly flights, respectively.
Previously, Vietjet and Japan Airlines agreed to codeshare/interline on their flights between Japan and Vietnam, their domestic services and their flights between Vietnam and other Asian countries. The two carriers also cooperate in various areas including a frequent flier partnership, aircraft operations and maintenance, and ground handling services and training. Biz Today Monitoring