Vietnamese low-cost carrier Vietjet Air and logistics firm UPS have entered a cargo partnership agreement.

The agreement allows Vietjet to access UPS’s international air cargo network, and UPS to access Vietjet’s Vietnam and regional networks, says Vietjet.

Cargo loading to a Vietjet Flight

Source: Vietjet

Cargo is loaded aboard a Vietjet A321

On 26 September, the pair operated a service from Hanoi to the USA via Seoul Incheon, and have operated a weekly service then.

Cargo carried included garments, seafood, medical commodities, and other cargo that originated in Vietnam, Thailand, and other points.

“Besides operating an expanding passenger flight network in Vietnam and Thailand, Vietjet has been one of the first airlines in Asia to navigate towards air cargo as part of a new business strategy being unfolded in response to the global pandemic,” says Vietjet cargo chief executive Do Xuan Quang.

“The cooperation with UPS paves the way for Vietjet to make Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok regional logistics hubs for one-stop-shop cargo transportation services from Asia to western destinations as we further expand our domestic flight network in the countries and boost international services not just within Southeast Asia but also in Northeast Asia.”

Vietjet adds that it was the first carrier in Vietnam cleared to carry cargo in the passenger cabin, and has operated cargo flights to Japan, South Korea, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.