Jetstar Pacific respects competion council's fuel ruling

Budget carrier Jetstar Pacific Airlines has said it respects any decision made by the Vietnam Competition Council with regard to eliminating Vinapco’s monopoly in supplying jet fuel.

In a press release issued April 27, the carrier said that it has not sued the Vietnam Airlines-owned fuel supplier for unilaterally breaking a supply contract last year, and that the Vietnam Competition Council has run an independent investigation.

The council recently fined Vinapco VND3.3 billion and recommended to the Government to separate Vinapco from its parent company Vietnam Airlines.

Flag carrier Vietnam Airlines said April 26 that it objected to Jetstar Pacific’s demand for the spinoff.

But the low-cost airline’s spokesperson refused to comment on the Vietnam Airlines statement.

In related news, Vinapco has asked Jetstar Pacific Airlines and Indochina Airlines to pay every time they want their aircraft filled up, instead of later payments.

Related articles:

Vietnam Airlines rejects demand to spin off jet-fuel arm

Vietnam Airlines arm’s jet-fuel monopoly could end

By L.Dung – Translated by Dong Hoai

Other news