Vietjet, Swift 247 and Grab cooperate for development of transport mobility and delivery
Vietnam, August 7, 2019 – Vietjet Aviation Joint Stock Company (Vietjet), Swift 247, a technology startup providing super express air delivery service (Swift247) and Grab signed an MoU on the comprehensive cooperation to develop solutions for connecting road and air travel to customers across Southeast Asia, and at the same time providing super express delivery services in Vietnamese market. This strategic partnership also marks the first collaboration between Vietjet and Grab, the leading super app of the SEA, with the aim of offering Vietnamese market the best quality services, bringing the highest benefits to customers and community.
The strategic partnership allows Vietjet and Grab to leverage on technological advantages to develop low-cost solutions for road and air mobility. The two parties will focus on research and development of the digital platform integration between the two companies to increase convenience for consumers, and aim to expand the cooperation not only in Vietnam but also Southeast Asian markets.
With technological solutions of Swift247, Grab and Vietjet will be able to connect air flights with road transportation in super express delivery service. In the first phase, Swift247 customers will be able to deliver the goods quickly via GrabExpress delivery services on Grab platform and Vietjet aircrafts within 5 hours between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Customers can track the delivery process on the website and Swift247 application conveniently and effectively. In the future, the parties will look forward to the ability to integrate Swift247 services into the Grab open platform to bring the convenience and accessibility of services to consumers of all parties.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Vietjet President and CEO Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao said: “We are witnessing a partnership between an airline with the largest number of domestic passengers in Vietnam with 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, and create unique experience to consumers, and able to 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 acknowledged: “As a startup, we are happy to cooperate with the two big names in the field of ride-hailing and aviation like Grab and Vietjet. With Vietjet’s wide range of airline routes to domestic and international destinations and Grab’s unicorn position and 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 everyday 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 become 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 more value added services to people across the country. Especially, the strategic partnership with Swift247 and Vietjet proves our strong commitment in investing more toward the digitalization of transport infrastructure, helping local enterprises to expand regionally and developing home-grown startups”, said Jerry Lim, Country Head of Grab Vietnam.
The partnership further expands current GrabExpress’ services, which is on demand delivery service and same day delivery, COD delivery. GrabExpress is one of on demand delivery service providers which has the largest network across the country, becoming the top of mind delivery service of consumers, assisting e-commerce and business partners to sending and receiving parcel easily in fast and safe ways.
With more than 400 daily flights and 129 routes covering local and international destinations including Vietnamese landscapes, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, carrying more than 80 million passengers, Vietjet is also providing domestic and international cargo services. Partnering with Grab and Swift247 helps to bring more choices to Vietjet’s customers, and optimize customers’ benefits by transportation services.