Vietnam's private low-cost carrier VietJetAir has added a new Airbus A320 to its fleet, the first aircraft in Vietnam decorated with the country's new official tourism logo and slogan.
The new national emblem, a stylized five-petal lotus accompanied by the words "Vietnam Timeless Charm," adorns both sides of the plane's front section.
Hoang Tuan Anh, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, was quoted in a VietJetAir press release as saying that the plane's design shows the carrier's commitment to promoting tourism in Vietnam and their willingness to cooperate with the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.
The new aircraft is expected to start flying domestic routes by the end of this month.
"With this special logo, we are now even more aware of the need to increase the quality of the service we provide to effectively promote the country's brand both locally and abroad," said Nguyen Duc Tam, General Deputy Director of VietJetAir.
VietJetAir entered Vietnam's aviation market last December, four years after becoming the first private carrier to be licensed in the country.
The carrier will begin offering two daily flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang, as well as increase the frequency of its HCMC-Hanoi route from three to eight flights per day, starting April 27 and will add one daily flight between Hanoi and Nha Trang as of May 19.