Vietjet inks NZ company

HANOI, 23 November 2015: Vietjet and Aviation New Zealand have recently signed a memorandum of understanding to pave the way for both sides to evaluate and exploit aviation opportunities.

Under the agreement, both parties will study initiatives related 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.

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H.E Mr Steven Joyce, Minister for Economic Development, Minister of Science and Innovation, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, and Associate Minister of Finance (left) and H.E Mr Dinh La Thang, Minister of Transport witnessed the MoU signing.

Aviation New Zealand general manager, John Nicholson, said aviation is one of the priorities for collaboration between New Zealand and Vietnam and will be further strengthened in the coming years.

“The MoU will open the door for New Zealand experts and engineers to exchange information, provide technical and managerial assistance and offer training programmes including flight crew, engineering and air navigation to Vietjet.”

Vietjet vice president, Nguyen Duc Tam, said security, safety and airworthiness were the carrier’s top priorities along with fleet and network expansion.

Currently, Vietjet has a fleet of 29 aircraft, including A320s and A321s, and operates 190 flights each day.

It has already operates 35 routes in Vietnam and across the region to international destinations such as Thailand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, China and Myanmar. The airline has carried more than 18 million passengers to date.