Hanoi Capital, December 16, 2022 – Vietravel Airlines officially launched the first international route after nearly two years of operation, connecting Hanoi and Bangkok before the new year 2023. The airline hopes to provide more travel options for passengers between the two countries at a reasonable cost.
At noon on December 16, flight VU137, route Hanoi - Bangkok took off from Noi Bai International Airport, officially launching the first international regular commercial route of Vietravel Airlines, connecting Vietnam and Thailand, is an important milestone in the process of reaching out to international airspace of the airline.
Vietravel Airlines operates the route Hanoi - Bangkok - Hanoi with a frequency of 01 round-trip flight perr day by a fleet of modern narrow-body A321 aircraft, the golden flight time frame departs from 11:55am, suitable for diverse needs from tourism, business to shopping with ticket price from only 66,000 VND*. On each flight journey, the airline continues to bring unique experiences to passengers such as inflight storytellers introducing the beautiful scenery, culture and cuisine of the two countries, serving water & snacks with local flavors, inflight entertainment system and travel magazine updated with the latest travel information and experiences. In addition, the airline also cooperates with Vietravel Corporation to take advantage of the strengths of the tourism ecosystem, thereby providing customers with flight products that combine all kinds of travel services with the best cost.
In the year 2022 as of November 15, Vietnam is in the top 5 largest tourist sources of Thailand with nearly 373,000 visitors, and the Thai market is also in the top 3 favorite destinations of Vietnamese tourists. With close geographical distance, cultural similarities, simple visa procedures, low cost, the land of the Golden Temple continues to be the preferred choice of many Vietnamese tourists.
At the celebration to welcome the Hanoi - Bangkok route of Vietravel Airlines, it was honored to have the presence of C-level delegates from agencies and departments: representatives of the Government Office, representatives of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism , representatives of the Departments’ Board of Directors, representatives of the Airport Authority of Vietnam, the Embassy of the Kingdom of Thailand in Vietnam, and leaders of strategic partner companies.
Speaking at the ceremony, the representative of Vietravel Airlines' leadership, Mr. Vu Duc Bien, shared, "Conquering the international aviation market is the goal set by Vietravel Airlines' Board of Directors in the early days of its establishment. We have carefully prepared resources to officially join the international aviation sky with the first destination being Bangkok (Thailand), the market is considered appropriate at the moment.
It is hoped that the participation of Vietravel Airlines in the Thai aviation market will help passengers wishing to move between Vietnam and Thailand have more choices of flights with a variety of service packages. At the same time, the company is also ready to meet the needs to return home on Tet holiday of a large number of Vietnamese living and working in Thailand or vice versa."
Thai Ambassador to Vietnam, Mr. Nikorndej Balankura said, “Vietravel Airlines' participation in the route to Thailand is not only good news for the Vietnamese people but also for all Thai people who love Vietnam, because they have more choices in moving between the two countries at a suitable cost. And it is hoped that in the near future, the airline will expand its flight network connecting many major tourist cities of Vietnam and Thailand, contributing to promoting cultural exchanges and developing the existing tourism potential of the two countries.
“Congratulations to Vietravel Airlines for having a certain development in nearly 02 active years, with the first international route officially put into operation. We hope that the airline will continue to promote its strengths to bring passengers between the two countries safe, punctual and professional flights, together with the parent company Vietravel with more than 20 years of development experience in the Thai market, will create new results for the economy in general and the tourism industry in particular,” said Mr. Dinh Viet Son, Deputy Director of the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam.
Vietravel Airlines is still working with the aviation authorities of Vietnam and Thailand to get ready for the expansion of routes connecting Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok in the upcoming January 2023 and towards connecting flights between Vietnam and Northeast Asia.
About Vietravel Airlines
Vietravel Airlines is invested by the largest travel and aviation 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 on January 25, 2021. Vietravel Airlines is an important piece contributing to perfecting the multi-dimensional tourism ecosystem combining multi-modal transport that the Group aims to with the mission of connecting and promoting the development of famous tourist destinations in Vietnam & the world, which aims to bring customers unique aviation products that combine travel, comfort experience and uplifting emotions on each flight journey.
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 aircraft and will continue to increase to 12 aircraft in the following year.
Vietravel Airlines Public Relations and Branding Department