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Vietjet and UPS start joint cargo service between Asia and US

Tie-up marks budget airline's shift to trade as COVID grounds tourism

Employees load cargo onto a plane belonging to Vietjet, which is partnering with UPS to export goods from Asia. (Photo courtesy of Vietjet)

HO CHI MINH CITY -- Vietnam's Vietjet and UPS, the world's biggest package delivery company, announced on Friday the start of joint operations to fly cargo between Asia and the U.S.

The budget airline and U.S.-based UPS in September began pooling garments, seafood, medical goods and other products from Vietnam, Thailand and neighboring countries, shipping them from Hanoi to the U.S. on weekly flights via Incheon, South Korea.

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