TOKYO — Vietnamese ambassador to Japan Vũ Hồng Nam has endorsed FLC Group’s efforts to open an air route between Việt Nam and Japan.
The diplomat was speaking at the investment promotion seminar on ‘Airline – Golf resort – Real estate Ecosystem – Business outlook and Investment Opportunity’, held by FLC in Tokyo early this week.
At the event, Nam said the relationship between Việt Nam and Japan had reached a new peak and continued to grow.
This stable and substantive relationship is built from many positive factors, including a favourable political foundation, the Vietnamese Government’s support for bilateral trade and the special connection between the two countries’ peoples, shown by the up to 1.2 million visitors travelling between the two countries every year.
“I am glad that Bamboo Airways of FLC Group has participated in this market. It will certainly be an airline to transport a large number of passengers and meet Japanese people’s strict requirements,” he said.
On the memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed between Bamboo Airways and two big Japanese localities, Fukushima and Ibaraki on Monday, Nam called it a beginning and said many other localities in Japan want to sign similar MOUs.
“I will support Bamboo Airways in building a legal foundation with localities to participate in the current potential aviation market,” he said.
Regular Japanese-Vietnamese air route
Answering questions from investors at the event, Trịnh Văn Quyết, chairman of FLC Group and chairman cum general director of Bamboo Airways, said Bamboo Airways has a remarkable advantage which was the “all-in-one” ecosystem, referring to parent company FLC Group’s system of resorts throughout Việt Nam.
“We have the ability to offer multiple combo packages with international standard services at very attractive prices for both domestic and international customers,” he pointed out.
“Bamboo Airways expects to bring customers diverse experiences, and to be remembered as a 5-star service-oriented airline of hospitality,” Quyết said.
Vice Chairman cum Deputy General Director of Bamboo Airways Dương Thị Mai Hoa said Japan was one of the key destinations in the long-term strategy of the airline.
In the first stage, Bamboo Airways will run charter flights, serving the great tourism and trade exchange demand in many areas between the two countries as provincial airports have not been fully exploited.
“Carrying out charter flights also helps Bamboo Airways initially study and understand the market demand so that it can identify destinations and locations to open regular flights in the coming time,” Hoa said, adding that the airline had also started to research procedures to open regular flights. — VNS