Vietnam Airlines, Viettel team up to offer in-flight internet service

The Viettel Military Industry and Telecoms Group will provide internet connectivity to aircraft operated by Vietnam Airlines using an air to ground (ATG) network as part of their freshly signed strategic cooperation deal for 2021 – 2025.

Under the pact, Viettel will support the national flag carrier in digital transformation, including the offering of systems for business management, infrastructure services and IT. Another system for customers’ self check-in will also be built.

Vietnam Airlines will continue to provide products and services for Viettel under a preferential trade policy as well as coordinate with the telecom services provider to build a service ecosystem for customers of both sides.

Viettel has become a priority partner of Vietnam Airlines in freight transport to promote the development of a logistics and e-commerce center. The two will study a plan to establish a joint venture company to consolidate and expand cooperation in the future, contributing to boosting the national socio-economic development.

Acting Chairman and General Director of Viettel Major General Le Dang Dung said the cooperation will not only generate new experiences to passengers but also bolster the growth of both businesses in contribution to realising the nation’s digital transformation goals.

Vietnam Airlines and Viettel have cooperated since 2013 for the development and diversification of products and services as well as the enhancement of business performance to strengthen their leading positions in the fields of aviation and technology.

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