Unless you fly to Southeast Asia a lot, you might not have heard of VietJet, an airline company that's been around since 2011. But it's making headlines recently for it's banner stock gains...and the fact that many of its flight attendants will be wearing nothing but bikinis.
Thao was never one for cutting small deals, and Vietjet is no exception. She told Forbes that, “I have always aimed big and done big deals. I never done anything on a small scale. When people were trading one container [of goods], I was already trading hundreds of containers.”
Thao foresees Vietjet as becoming a serious international contender. This would be a game changer. It would build upon the success the company has already cemented, and make her a global power to be reckoned with.
But the numbers are definitely in Thao's court. With 300 flights a day and a fleet of 45 jets, making both domestic and international flights, it's no small fry. And since it went public back in February, its shares are up 47 percent.
The same thing happened en route to Malaysia, another country with a high Muslim population. But hey, you can't make an omelette without cracking a few eggs. And you can't build an airline empire without cracking a few moral codes.