New-age carrier Vietjet has been named the best enterprise in the aviation sector for the ASEAN region. The airline received the honour on November 2 at the 2019 ASEAN Business Awards (ABA) Gala Night, which was held within the framework of the ASEAN Summit in Thailand.
|Vietjet vice president Ho Ngoc Yen receiving the award at the 2019 ASEAN Business Awards |
On behalf of the airline, Vietjet vice president Ho Ngoc Yen Phuong accepted the award under the witness of Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul and many other dignitaries and leaders from Thailand and ASEAN countries.
The award recognises Vietjet’s contribution to the integration of ASEAN businesses for its extensive connectivity across the region and beyond. It also highlights the carrier’s outstanding performance and presence in the region.
“We are truly honoured and proud to be named at this prestigious regional awards ceremony,” said Vietjet vice president Ho Ngoc Yen Phuong. “It exemplifies our ceaseless efforts to connect not only destinations within each country but also bring countries in the ASEAN closer together and to the world. With a modern fleet, Vietjet currently operates around 400 flights a day across a vast network that covers Asia with more routes planned to expansively connect Southeast Asia with destinations in northern and central Asian, and even Western countries in the near future. These achievements reflect our contribution to the connectivity and promotion of trade and tourism in the region which has enhanced the sustainable growth and prosperity of the ASEAN community.”
Previously, Vietjet president and CEO Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao was honoured Women Entrepreneur of the ASEAN and Women Entrepreneur of Vietnam at the ABA 2018. The awards were presented to Thao by the President of Singapore, Halimah Yacob, and the executive chairman of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC), Robert Yap, in recognition of her significant contributions to boosting global and regional growth, as well as her success as the leader of Vietjet.
As the carrier of the people, Vietjet has continually expanded its network to create more opportunities to fly while saving costs for all. Adhering to its core values of “Safety, Happiness, Affordability, and Punctuality”, the airline proudly strives to ensure passengers always have a safe and enjoyable flight when flying on new aircraft with comfortable seats with a choice of nine delicious hot dishes, all served by Vietjet’s friendly cabin crew. The airline also offers various modern utilities based on an e-commerce platform.
Vietjet has been awarded the highest ranking for safety with seven stars in 2018 and 2019 by the world’s only safety and product ratings website AirlineRatings.com and listed as one of the world's 50 best airlines for healthy financing and operations by Airfinance Journal in 2018 and 2019. The airline has also been named Best Low-Cost Carrier by renowned organisations including Skytrax, CAPA, and Airline Ratings.
The ASEAN Business Awards (ABA) was launched by the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) in 2007 to give recognition to enterprises and entrepreneurs that have contributed to the growth and prosperity of the ASEAN economy. The ABA also serves as a platform to spread information concerning the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), boosting integration in the region and globally. Aviation is one of 17 Priority Integration Sectors including agri-based, finance, automotive, textiles, tourism, among others.
The new-age carrier Vietjet has not only revolutionised the aviation industry in Vietnam but has also been a pioneering airline across the region and around the world. With a focus on cost management, effective operations, and performance, Vietjet offers flying opportunities with cost-saving and flexible fares as well as diversified services to meet customer demand.
With a young, modern fleet with an average age of only 2.7 years, and as one of the leading airlines in the world in terms of safety, quality, and technical reliability, Vietjet operates over 400 flights daily and has carried nearly 100 million passengers to date across an expansive network that includes destinations throughout Vietnam and international destinations in India, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, Cambodia, and China.