7 AUGUST 2017
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A significant formal partnership agreement with the aim of improving customer convenience and the quality of a wide range of operations and services while enhancing the corporate value of both companies has been signed by Japan Airlines (JAL) and Vietjet.
The two airlines have held talks on expanding their networks in response to travel needs of people in neighbouring Asian countries next to Vietnam and growing demand for air travel between Japan and Vietnam.
The demand is said to be developing strongly, with JAL already operating daily non-stop services between Tokyo Narita and Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi respectively, as well as between Tokyo Haneda and Ho Chi Minh City.
Vietjet, the first privately owned airline in its home country, started flight services in 2011, and now operates an expanding network all over Vietnam and Asia. Features include a premium class service called SkyBoss.
JAL and Vietjet are starting a codeshare cooperation for flights between Japan and Vietnam as well as the domestic flights of both airlines and for flights between Vietnam and other Asian countries.
They say they will now explore further opportunities to develop cooperation in various areas, including a frequent flier partnership, aircraft operations and maintenance and ground handling services and training.
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