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Vietjet’s President and CEO honored at the ASEAN Entrepreneurs Award 2018

October 16, 2018 Accolades No Comments Email Email

President and CEO of Vietjet, Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, was awarded the “ASEAN Entrepreneur Award” at the annual World Knowledge Forum in Seoul, where she was recognised for her significant contributions towards boosting the economic and trade exchange between South Korea and Southeast Asia.

The award was accepted by Vietjet’s Vice President, Nguyen Thi Thuy Binh on behalf of Madam Thao. Speaking at the event, she said, “since Vietjet commenced its debut flight between Vietnam and South Korea in 2013, we are proud to have positively contributed to the development of travel and trade exchange between the two countries. As of 2017, the passenger turnover between both countries reached more than five million passengers, a threefold increase compared to that of 2013.”

The number of airlines commencing routes in the Vietnam to South Korea network increased from three in 2013 to 10 in 2017. There were around 750 flights per week, eight times higher than that of 2013. Vietjet carried more than two million passengers, many of whom were first-time air travellers.

Mr Lee Hyuk, Secretary-General of the ASEAN – Korea Centre said, “we are delighted that President and CEO of Vietjet, Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao was selected as one of the two winners of the ASEAN Entrepreneurs Award 2018. This is an acknowledgement of Vietjet’s high-quality operations, its creative services, and meaningful contributions during past years. I firmly believe that the award will serve as a springboard for Vietjet to promote its business and to expand its presence in Korea.”

Vietjet has been working to enhance connectivity between Vietnam and South Korea, and the latest development sees the launch of a new route from Seoul to Phu Quoc in December 2018.


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