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Sun Group establishes luxury airline

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Real estate, construction and hospitality firm Sun Group has established Sun Air, the first luxury airline in Vietnam, catering to upper-class customers.

Sun Air received an aviation business license from the Ministry of Transport on March 2.

A representative of Sun Group said the new airline will offer private jet management and charter air services, as well as sightseeing helicopters and seaplanes.

According to the plan, from the third quarter of this year, Sun Air will operate two Gulfstream G650ER jets. In the 2023-2025 period, the airline plans to put into service four Gulfstream G650ER, one Gulfstream G700, one helicopter and two seaplanes.

The airline also expects to use ultra-large and ultra-long jets such as Boeing BBJ and Airbus ACJ in the future.

Sun Air is working with its partners such as Agusta, Airbus, Sikorsky, De Havilland Canada, Cessna and Textron to provide extraordinary experiences for customers.

In related news, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has completed assessing an application to set up IPP Air Cargo JSC.

IPP Air Cargo, whose chairman is businessman Johnathan Hanh Nguyen, would use B737 and B777 freighters for cargo transport. The Flight Safety Standard Division of the CAAV will also work with Boeing to supervise these Boeing freighters in line with the International Civil Aviation Organization’s standards.

In Vietnam, the aviation market is gradually recovering after the pandemic. Air routes linking Vietnam and over 20 countries and territories have been resumed, according to CAAV.

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