2019-09-04

Vietjet achieves the largest market share in Vietnam with revenue for international operation increasing by 51% year-on-year

(Ho Chi Minh City, September 4, 2019) - Vietjet Aviation Joint Stock Company (HOSE: VJC) has just released its audited financial statements for the year’s first six months. Accordingly, the parent company recorded VND20,181 billion in revenue and VND1,553 billion in pre-tax profit, up 22% and 15% respectively year on year.
The revenue for business activities and passenger transport reached VND18,984 billion, an increase of 17% year on year. Of which, international revenue was VND6,865 billion, an increase of 51% and ancillary revenue was VND5,429 billion, up 43% year on year mainly thanks to the increase of transported passengers in international routes and accounted for 27% of total air transport revenue. Total international revenue (by country of destinations) was VND10,944 billion, equivalent to 54% of total air transport revenue. This showed that international business has been one of the main factors driving the company’s growth.
According to Vietjet’s audited financial statement, passengers on international routes increased by 35%. In the first half, Vietjet opened 9 international routes to Japan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, China and 3 domestic routes. There were 120 routes in Vietjet’s flight network covering destinations in Vietnam, Japan, Hong Kong (China), Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia and China, etc. Vietjet aircraft have also operated in Dubai and Doha airports. International markets have had room to grow, good profit margin thanks to ancillary revenue growth as well as a low fuel cost advantage and an increase in foreign currency sources. 
Vietjet operated 68,821 flights, transported 13.5 million passengers in all network during the first half of 2019. According to aviation statistics, Vietjet maintained its leading position in the domestic market with 44% market share, while Vietnam Airline had 35.9%, Jetstar Pacific had 13.9%, Bamboo Airways had 4.2% and 2% of VASCO (Source: CAAV).
About consolidated financial indicators, the airline’s total assets stood at VND43,005 billion, up 26% year on year. The current liquidity index was well at 1.41. Debt/ Equity ratio was 0.51, which was 0.64 at the same period last year, of which equity was VND15,529 billion, an increase of over 30% year on year. Available seat kilometers (ASK) maintained well, CASK was 3.88 cents, CASK ex-fuel was 2.27 cents, mainly from reducing fuel costs (decreased by 4%) and cost savings in management, operation (reduced by 2%).
In the stock market, VJC stocks have just been listed in Vietnam Sustainability Index VNSI by Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange for the period starting from August 5, 2019 to July 31, 2020; which included top 20 stocks of HOSE listed companies that have the best sustainable development scores. VNSI is one of the measures for the market, providing the list of best companies which help investors refer to the “green” of their portfolio. According to Airfinance Journal, Vietjet has been the 22nd  ranked company in the world’s 50 airlines having the best operating and financial indicators among 162 well-known airlines over the world.
Aiming to become “Consumer Airlines”, Vietjet corporated with major partners to create a diverse ecosystem based on modern technology platforms, offering many attractive, high quality services and products to meet the customers’ demands. In June 2019, Vietjet launched the new version of mobile app integrated Vietjet SkyClub membership program featuring many incentives, practical utilities and fast booking on mobile phones. Along with cooperation program with Google Flights, Vietjet has promoted images of Vietnamese people, tourism and the country to the world, as well as offered convenient travel opportunities for Vietnamese and international tourists. In August, Vietjet announced a partnership with Swift247 and Grab to provide super-epxess delivery, through GrabExpress’s freight forwarding service platform and Vietjet aircraft.
The aviation industry in Vietnam has been developing and is expected to keep growing strongly in the future. Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) forecasted that in 2019 the numbers of passengers transporting by the airlines will be 112 million, an increase of more than 8 million passengers. Being the leading airline in domestic market and strongly developing international flight network, Vietjet has great advantages in its expanding flight network, modern and fuel efficiency fleet with the world’s lowest average age of 2.82 years, reasonable ticket prices that benefit majority of people and international visitors for visiting relatives, traveling, studying abroad and trading purposes.