Ho Chi Minh City, on February 9th, 2023, , in the wake of the success of the Hanoi to Bangkok international route, Vietravel Airlines continued to launch the international route from Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok, adding to the Vietnam and Thailand route networks. Throughout this event, Vietravel Airline aims to maximize flight variety, save travel time, and reach a huge number of passengers.
Following the success of Hanoi-Bangkok interanational route, Vietravel Airlines continued to launch the second interanational route Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok. On February 9, 2023, the flight number VU131, taking off at 12:15 from Tan Son Nhat International Airport and landing at 13:45 to Suvarnabhumi International Airport, marking a new milstone of connecting two important Southeast Asian cities Ho Chi Minh city and Bangkok.
According to the latest report of Fitch Solution - a macro research unit, the experts predict that international tourism will grow strongly in the period 2023 - 2026, marking a new record of USD 13.2 billion and reach 22 million guests in 2026, leading to Thailand becomes a key market of Vietnam tourism industry. Additionally, consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, passengers are gradually tending to "belt up", short trips and affordable price for international flights are the top choices. Vietravel Airlines widens the route network by opening international flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok in the first quarter of 2023, with the strategy of attracting more domestic and foreign tourists in the wave of traveling in summer vacation and holiday in Vietnam.
The Ho Chi Minh city – Bangkok Inaugural Flight ceremony was attended by:
- H.E Miss Wiraka Moodhitaporn - Consul General of Thailand in Ho Chi Minh City;
- Mr. Tharanut Koonyotying - Commercial Counselor of the Thai Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City;
- Ms. Nguyen Thi Anh Hoa - Director of Ho Chi Minh Department of Tourism;
- Mr. Nguyen Quoc Phuong - Deputy General Director of Airport Corporation;
- Mr. Tran Doan Mau - Director of Southern Airport Authority;
- Mr. Nguyen Quoc Ky - Chairman of Vietravel Corporation;
- Representatives of the Board of Directors of Vietravel Corporation;
- Representatives of the Board of Directors of Vietravel Airlines;
- Representative of Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Promotion Center;
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Vu Duc Bien - CEO and the representative of Vietravel Airlines shared: "The air route Hanoi - Bangkok - Hanoi with an occupancy rate reached 91%, is considered as the first success of Vietravel Airlines in the journey to conquer the international market. Based on that, the air route TP. Ho Chi Minh - Bangkok continues to be exploited. Through this activity, Vietravel Airlines hopes to optimize flight options to meet the increasing travel demand of a large number of passengers in both countries Vietnam and Thailand, especially during the peak time - summer vacation."
Representative of the Consulate General of Thailand in Ho Chi Minh City – H.E Miss Wiraka Moodhitaporn shared “Once again I would like to congratulate Vietravel Airlines on the success of connecting 2 major cities of Vietnam to Bangkok, Thailand. We believe that with the mission of connecting combine with the advantage of a tourism ecosystem from the Vietravel Corporation, Vietravel Airlines will be one of the great choices for passengers, to have unique in experience with affordable price.
Well-known as one of the three airlines in Vietnam have a high On Time Performance (OTP) rate reaches 93.2% in 2022, Vietravel Airlines has also successfully been ranked "The World's Fifth Best Leisure Airline" by Skytrax and awarded "Asia's Leading New Airline” by World Travel Award. This is a worthy achievement for the efforts of bringing good quality airline services to passengers. Vietravel Airlines is expected to participate in the race to reach the international sky with the strategy of connecting with other major cities in Asia.
On each flight, Vietravel Airlines continues to bring unique experiences to passengers such as the inflight tour guide introducing the beautiful scenery, culture, and cuisine of the two countries, water and snacks with local flavors, wireless inflight entertainment with variety content and travel magazine updated with the latest travel tips and experiences. Besides, with the advantage of being a member of Vietravel Corporation, Vietravel Airlines always provides passengers special offers that combine all kinds of travel services with the good prices.
Air tickets for Ho Chi Minh - Bangkok flights are available on all official channels of Vietravel Airlines with a special price at 18,000 VND (excluding taxes/fees). Vietravel Airlines exploited the air route Ho Chi Minh City - Bangkok on a modern aircraft A321, with a frequency of 01 round-trip flight per day, which is expected to increase the number of flights to meet market demand.
About Vietravel Airlines
Vietravel Airlines is invested by the largest travel group in Vietnam and Asia - Vietravel Corporation (Stock Code: VTR), the airline officially operated the first commercial flight connecting Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi Capita on January 25, 2021. Vietravel Airlines is an important piece contributing to perfecting the multi-dimensional tourism ecosystem combining multi-modal transport that the Corporation aims to with the mission of connecting and promoting the development of famous tourist destinations in Vietnam and worldwide. The airline aims to bring customers unique air products that combine travel, comfort experience and uplifting emotions on each flight journey.
Vietravel Airlines was successfully ranked "The World's Fifth Best Leisure Airline" by Skytrax, awarded "Asia's Leading New Airline” by World Travel Award, and “Inspirational Brand Award” by Asia Pacific Enterprise Award (APEA) 2022.
Vietravel Airlines focuses on exploiting its commercial flights on a fleet of modern narrow-body Airbus A321/ Boeing 737 or equivalent aircraft. In the first two years, the airline will focus on exploiting domestic and Asian route networks (Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore) with a fleet of 06 A321 aircrafts and will continue to increase to 12 aircrafts in the following year.
Vietravel Airlines Public Relations and Branding Department