The low-cost Vietnamese carrier Vietjet has gained a pass over the month-long special supervision by the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV), which resulted from a sequence of incidents involving its flights last month.
A Vietjet leader told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on Tuesday afternoon that the budget carrier is no longer under a special watch by the aviation watchdog.
Accordingly, Vietjet and CAAV have completed the airline’s supervision to comprehensively enhance its operations, and to facilitate its flight network growth plan in 2019.
The Hanoi-headquartered airline promised to ensure absolute flight safety for its passengers and strengthen the public trust in Vietjet in particular and the Vietnamese aviation market in general.
On December 25, CAAV director Dinh Viet Thang imposed special supervision on Vietjet’s operations at four airports including Tan Son Nhat in Ho Chi Minh City, Noi Bai in Hanoi, Da Nang in the eponymous city, and Cam Ranh in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa for one month.
The decision was made after a Vietjet flight landed on a wrong runway after another flight of the airline had had to make an emergency landing, both happening in one day, not to mention a serious incident in late November where the nose wheels of a Vietjet plane fell off minutes before landing.
Also on Tuesday afternoon, Vietjet announced in a press release that it will add more than 2,500 flights with 500,000 seats, in order to meet the increasing demand during the Lunar New Year holiday, which will fall early next month.
Accordingly, from January 20 to February 19, Vietjet plans to operate more than 12,500 flights totally, offering over 2.5 million seats, a rise of nearly 16 percent from last year.
Source: Vietnam Insider