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New age airline Vietjet is certainly no stranger in the aviation arena, making headlines for its innovative campaign executions and exponential growth in recent years.
It comes as no surprise that the airline was recently bestowed the inaugural Best Ultra Low Cost Airline Award 2018 title by AirlineRatings.com – the world’s only air safety and product rating review website. Joining the likes of Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines, Vietjet was named a winner of the Airline Excellence Awards by the website which promotes excellence in the airline industry.
Geoffrey Thomas, Editor-in-chief of AirlineRatings,com said, “Vietjet is a real innovator bringing very affordable, safe and enjoyable travel with an outstanding product to millions across Asia and Vietnam. The airline has done the impossible – bringing top class travel to the region at amazing prices and ultimate flight experiences.”
“The new award, taken out by Vietjet, celebrates a new breed of airlines that offer extraordinary value to passengers, while not compromising on product or service,” added Thomas.
Since its debut in December 2011, Vietjet has rapidly grown its fleet and expanded its route networks to include a number of local and international destinations, opening up affordable travel to all across the region.
To date, the airline has flown over 40 million passengers, and been presented with numerous awards including 32 domestic and nine international accolades such as being named ‘The Pioneer Airline’ by The Guide Awards 2017 at the annual festival of national tourism 2017 Vietnam and the ‘The Best Asian Low-Cost Carrier 2015’ at the TTG Travel Awards 2015.
At the helm of Vietjet’s success is its Founder and CEO, Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao who was recently listed in Forbes World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list.
“I have always aimed big and done big deals. I have never done anything on a small scale and this is the same driving force behind the growth of Vietjet. It is my goal to continue propelling Vietjet forward and leading it to its highest point of success,” said Thao. Vietjet plans to open six new routes in the fourth quarter, increasing its total new routes by 19 for the year 2017.
The AirlineRatings.com Airline Excellence Awards, judged by six editors with over 180 years’ industry experience, combines major safety and government audits, with 12 key criteria – up from nine last year – that include: fleet age, passenger reviews profitability, investment rating, product offerings, and staff relations.