Qatar Airways and Vietjet Air enter into interline partnership
October 9, 2017: Doha-based Qatar Airways has entered into interline partnership with Vietnam-based Vietjet Air. This agreement will allow Qatar Airways passengers to travel to and from points in Vietnam not served directly by Qatar Airways using a single reservation across both airlines’ networks.
The new partnership will allow passengers travelling to and from eight new domestic points within Vietnam to connect via Qatar Airways’ existing gateways in Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) and Hanoi (HAN) – providing them with a more seamless travel experience. The agreement includes the popular coastal city Da Nang (DAD), as well as Ban Me Thuot (BMV), Dalat (DLI), Hai Phong (HPH), Nha Trang (CXR), Phu Quoc (PQC), Pleiku (PXU), Vinh City (VII) and one international point, Taipei (TPE).
Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways, Group chief executive, said, “The new agreement with Vietjet will offer our passengers even more choice, providing them an easy connection in Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi before transferring to their Qatar Airways flights.”
"Qatar Airways is delighted to celebrate ten years in Vietnam this year, and it is all thanks to the Vietnamese market’s support that we have been able to expand our footprint in this growing market.”
Qatar Airways first commenced operations to Ho Chi Minh City on March 25, 2007. The airline was also the first Gulf carrier to offer non-stop service to Vietnam’s largest city. In addition, Hanoi was added to the airline’s fast-growing global network in November 2010. Passengers will benefit from frequency increases to both cities starting from 1 January 2018, with Qatar Airways flying double-daily to Hanoi and providing 10 flights a week to Ho Chi Minh City.
In March 2016, Ho Chi Minh City also became Qatar Airways Cargo’s sixth freighter destination in Asia Pacific.
The airline recently added additional services to the Vietnamese cities of Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, as well as to the popular Thai holiday destination of Krabi.