Vietjet Aviation Joint Stock Company (Vietjet) signed a MoU with Swift 247, a technology startup providing super express air delivery service, and Grab for the development of road and air travel connectivity for customers across Southeast Asia.
This strategic partnership is the first collaboration between Vietjet and Grab, to offer the best quality services to the Vietnamese market, , and also brings unrivalled benefits for customers and the community.
Both parties will focus on research and development of the digital platform integration to improve customer convenience in Vietnam and other Southeast Asian countries.
In the first phase, Swift247 customers will be able to deliver goods quickly via GrabExpress delivery services on the Grab platform and via Vietjet aircrafts for delivery between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City within 5 hours.
Customers can track the delivery process on the website or on the Swift247 application. Moving forward, the continued partnership will lead to the integration of Swift247 services into the Grab open platform in order to bring convenience and accessibility of services to consumers of all parties.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Vietjet President & CEO Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao said, “We are witnessing a partnership between an airline with the largest number of domestic passengers in Vietnam, an e-hailing app with the most extensive driver partner fleets in Southeast Asia and a next generation startup.
Vietjet believes that this partnership will bring in new changes in local delivery market, create unique experience to consumers, and meet increasing demand for good delivery services. This is also a new step on the path to becoming a “Consumer Airline”, providing all kinds of services that consumers of Vietjet need”.
Tommy Nguyen, representative of Swift247 commented, “As a startup, we are happy to cooperate with the two big names in the field of transport connection and aviation like Grab and Vietjet. With Vietjet’s wide range of routes to domestic and international destinations as well as Grab’s unicorn position with extensive driver partners and users base, customers will be able to experience a convenient and reliable delivery service, supported by technology”.
“Grab has been serving daily needs of one fourth of Vietnam’s population, with the ecosystem of a super app providing a wide range of everyday services. This shows that Grab has becoming a strong and go-to partner of leading conglomerates and enterprises of Vietnam, and the trust of local partners on Grab’s leading position.
We believe the strategic partnership with Vietjet and Swift247 is the first step for Grab to thrive for deeper cooperation with Sovico Holdings, one of the leading conglomerates of Vietnam, to bring in more value-added services to people across the country.
It proves our strong commitment in investing more toward the digitalisation of transport infrastructure, helping local enterprises to expand regionally and developing home-grown startups”, said Jerry Lim, Country Head of Grab Vietnam.
Vietjet carries more than 80 million passengers and with more than 400 daily flights and 129 local and international routes, partnering with Grab and Swift247, Vietjet is able to offer more options to its customers and to optimise customers’ benefits through transportation services.