The arrival of Thai Vietjet’s 3rd A320 Airbus aircraft is positive news for Thailand’s domestic air travellers. The low-cost air carrier is now planning 3 domestic routes with schedules to be confirmed in the next few weeks.
The routes to be unveiled are:
- Bangkok to Phuket
- Bangkok to Chiang Mai
- Phuket to Chiang Rai
All 3 aircraft will offer 180 seats, all of economy class. An agreement has also been struck with TAT (Thailand’s Tourism Authority) for one of these aircraft to be liveried with the logo “Amazing Thailand”.
The Vice-President of the airline, Nguyen Thi Thuy Binh, declared that the company fleet in Thailand is now in good shape, and will accommodate the increasing demands of Thai nationals as well as international visitors.
International Thai routes already in operation by the airline cover the Bangkok – Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok – Hanoi destinations with Bangkok to Haiphong schedules slated for September 2017.
Brief details of Vietjet:
The airline currently has a flight network that covers nation-wide destinations as well as over 30 regional destinations including China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.
Their fleet consists of A320 and A321 aircraft sporting an average age of just 3.3 years.
Since inception 5 years ago, the company has received numerous domestic and international awards. The honoured domestic awards number 32, while there have been 9 international awards of significance.
2016 was a prime point in case relating to the company’s growing stature with some impressive, glowing accolades. They were named in the “Top 500 Brands in Asia” list. For a consecutive year the carrier was cited as “Vietnam’s Best Work Place” and another Asian award: “The Best Employer Brand”.
Prestigious Prime Minister awards have also been bestowed upon the company. These include a certificate of merit and the flag of emulation awards.
The company’s vision is to progressively create an aviation group that is multi-national with routes covering not only the entire South-East Asia region, but reaching out to the world.
While the intention is to develop aviation services, they will also offer consumer products via an e-commerce platform. The goal is to become a major brand name that is trusted.
Their mission is the development of flight networks to cover domestic needs, regional needs and international routes and to increase the popularity of air travel in general. Making it the preferred method of transport for their Vietnamese customers as well as global travellers.