VietJet Air is a Vietnamese low-cost airline based in Hanoi. It is named after Jetstar Pacific Airlines, the second low-cost airline in the country and the first founded, the complete is privately owned.
The company was founded in late 2007 and was the first private airline, founded in Vietnam. Tätsächlich was the first that took off, the now bankrupt Indochina Airlines again. So far, the market was controlled by the state. Originally a launch was scheduled for the end of 2008. The capital was 32 million U.S. dollars. But there were numerous delays due to various causes. In February 2010, the Malaysian low cost carrier Air Asia holds a 30 -percent stake in the airline to Dato not yet lifted. As a result, VietJet had to state assembly back in VietJet Air rename. In the summer of 2010, the Company announced a further postponement of entry into operation - for the fifth time.
Ultimately, the airline went 25 December 2011 at the start. The first aircraft was previously arrived on 14 December in Vietnam. The fleet consisted start of operations of three leased Airbus A320 -200. The first line ran from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, which is served three times daily. Thus were more than four years between creation and recording operations. The second route, the route Ho Chi Minh City was given to Da Nang known starting in February 2012. Next to it is also Da Nang - Hanoi in the program. All routes are among by far the most important in Vietnam.
In the next few years VietJet Air would grow into a major airline. In addition to domestic and international destinations they want to fly to destinations in Southeast Asia. According to information from the crews of the Air VietJet should be collected internationally, which refers specifically to pilots etc..
The three aircraft with which VietJet Air began operating, were previously in the Kuwaiti Wataniya Airways failed in use. As a low -cost carrier VietJet Air has provided the aircraft with the maximum seating of 180 seats. A business or first class does not exist, therefore.
As of March 2014, the fleet of Air VietJet of 10 planes, with an average age of 3.9 years.