Vietjet Sends Aid to Earthquake and Tsunami Victims in Indonesia
In response to the devastating events that hit Indonesia recently, Vietjet kicked into action to provide aid relief for the earthquake and tsunami affected victims. A special flight VJ2611 themed “Love connection” landed in Jakarta (Indonesia) yesterday carrying nearly 7 tons of relief aid which included canned foods, blankets and basic necessities.
The flight not only transported Vietjet’s relief cargo, but also symbolised the love and empathy of Vietnamese people towards those affected by the recent events.
This was an emergency response initiative conducted by Vietjet within the span of three days, in which the airline’s leaders and employees sought to quickly organise the flight, handle technical preparations, complete the flight permit, as well as launch a voluntary donation campaign throughout the airline to make the flight possible.
On the evening of 28 September, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of Sulawesi, triggering dozens of aftershocks and a tsunami that devastated the coastal areas of Palu and Donggala. Authorities estimated at least 1,300 people were killed and the death toll is expected to rise. Around 16,700 people have been displaced and 2.4 million people are in need of humanitarian aid.
In 2013, Vietjet operated two flights which transported relief cargo as well as brought Vietnamese victims home safely after super typhoon Haiyan destroyed many cities in the Philippines. The airline also organized many relief flights to Vietnam’s central region after the floods, and initiated a “Spread the Love” campaign offering free flights to bring underprivileged people home to celebrate the Lunar New Year holidays.
Volunteering and charity work has become a part of Vietjet’s DNA and corporate culture as the airline continues to share the love and support disaster-hit victims and underprivileged people.
Vietjet is the first airline in Vietnam that operates a low-cost, modernized carrier model to provide a wide range of services to its customers. Apart from air transportation, Vietjet also provides consumer goods and services to the customers through the application of advanced E-Commerce technology. Vietjet is an official member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) with IOSA Safety Certificate. In addition to the “Top 500 Leading Brands in Asia 2016” and “Best Recruiting Brand in Asia” for many consecutive years, Vietjet is also honored to be the Best Asian Low Cost Carrier awarded by TTG Travel Award in 2015. Besides that, Vietjet is also honored as the Top 3 Fastest Growing Facebook Fanpage award by Socialbakers.
Currently, Vietjet operates 60 A320, A321 aircraft with more than 385 flights daily, carrying more than 60 million passengers up to date, with 94 routes covering destinations in Vietnam as well as international destinations such as Japan, Hongkong, Singapore, Korea, Taiwan, China, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Cambodia, etc.
Vietjet plans to expand its network across the Asia-Pacific region and is continuing to expand its regional network. Recently, Vietjet signed a contract agreement to purchase new, modern aircraft from the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers. Visit Vietjet’s website at www.vietjetair.com, like us on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/VietjetMalaysia/, follow us on Twitter @Vietjetvietnam, and watch our videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/Vietjetvietnam.