Vietjet coordinated with the Embassy of Vietnam in Myanmar and the two countries’ authorities to operate a special flight bringing 240 Vietnamese citizens from Myanmar back to Vietnam safely.
The flight was an exceptional repatriation effort to bring back Vietnamese stranded abroad home after the suspension of international flights due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Passengers on this special flight were Vietnamese citizens with difficulties and wishes to return home, including those under 18 year old children, the elderly, people with inability and critical medical condition, pregnant women, monks and religious groups required to go home after the closure of meditation centres, stranded tourists, workers with expired visas or contracts and students who completed their studies.
The flight also brought some Burmese citizens home on the departure leg from Vietnam. All passengers have received the maximum support in all aspects as well as medical care throughout the flights.
Previously, the airline has carried out thousands of flights, evacuating hundreds of thousands of passengers out of the pandemic-impacted areas; transporting thousands of tons of essentials, medical supplies and equipment; offering free transportation for doctors and medical staff.