VietJet plans to make long haul flights

The Vietnamese airline VietJet Air are planning long-haul flights for its next phase of growth.

Today, at the World Conference of routes that was held in the Spanish city of Barcelona, the low-cost airline VietJet announced its plans to incorporate long-haul flights to its offer of destinations.

“We are taking a very seriously look at doing long-haul ops,” said Jay Lingeswara, deputy director at VietJet, adding that they are looking for ways to make it, whether on their own or through partnerships with other airlines.

Currently the airline has code-share with Japan Airlines and is in dialogue with another one of the Middle East.

Other issues to be resolved, according to Lingeswara, is to find the appropriate aircraft to carry out such flights, because currently its longest routes are operated by Airbus A320 and have a lasting between 5 to 7 hours.

Among the destinations that will possibly be included by VietJet, would be some cities in Australia, United States, Europe and Japan.

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