Vietnamese private airline, Vietjet, has started its ground-handling operations at Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport today, becoming the first private carrier to establish its own ground-handling arm in the country.
The move aims to improve the airline’s service quality and independence, and give it the flexibility to adjust its flight schedule to meet seasonal flight operations and better manage costs.
The company also believes that doing so will “strengthen Vietjet’s image and brand recognition and ensure the airline’s thorough and safe operations”.
“The launch of Vietjet ground services in Hanoi today is one of Vietjet’s milestones of strategic development to optimise our cost-reducing opportunities while enhancing ground-handling service quality and create more sources of revenue,” said Vietjet vice president Nguyen Thanh Son in a press statement.
Noi Bai International Airport was chosen to debut Vietjet’s ground-handling services as the airline operates most of its domestic and international services out of the facility – over 30 routes to and from the airport, serving thousands of passengers daily.
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