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

Saturday, 2018-10-13 18:34:51
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President and CEO of Vietjet Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao
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NDO – President and CEO of Vietjet, Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, has been honored as one of the two winners of the ASEAN Entrepreneurs Award 2018 for her significant contributions in bolstering economic and trade exchanges between the Republic of Korea (RoK) and ASEAN.

The awarding ceremony was co-organised by ASEAN – Korea Centre and Maekjung Media Group, one of the most influential media groups in the RoK, held in Seoul, the RoK, under the framework of the World Knowledge Forum.

Speaking at the awards ceremony, Lee Hyuk – Secretary General of ASEAN – Korea Centre said: “We are very 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 the past few years. I firmly believe that the award will serve as a springboard for Vietjet to promote its business and to expand its presence in the RoK and make more contribution to the economic and trade cooperation between ASEAN and the RoK.”

Since Vietjet commenced our debut flight connecting Vietnam and Korea in 2013, the fact that we have positively contributed to the development of travel and trade exchange between two countries is of great pride to us. As of 2017, the passenger turnover back and forth between the two countries reached more than five million passengers, a trifold increase compared to that of 2013. The number of airlines commencing routes in the network increased from 03 in 2013 to 10 in 2017. There are around 750 flights per week, 8 times higher than that of 2013. Vietjet itself carried more than two million passengers, many of whom were first – time flyers. Realising other’s flying dreams is our utmost happiness.”

The World Knowledge Forum is a forum that attracts the interest and participation of leading world political and business speakers.