15th Dec 2017
As the demand for flights between Thailand and Vietnam grows each year, the Vietnam-based airline VietJet has decided to launch two more routes from Ho Chi Minh City, namely to Phuket and Chiang Mai.
As such, VietJet has already made an inaugural Ho Chi Minh City – Phuket flight this Friday (15th December).
The plane landed at Phuket Airport greeted by water cannons. The first passengers received gifts from the airline and were welcomed by Phuket International Airport General Manager Petch Chancharoen and Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Office Director for Phuket Kanokkittika Kritwutikon.
VietJet will fly four times per week between Ho Chi Minh and Phuket. On Mondays and Wednesdays flights will depart from Ho Chi Minh at 11:15 AM and at 2:10 PM from Phuket, on Fridays at 10:15 AM from Ho Chi Minh and at 1:05 PM from Phuket and on Sundays at 10:35 from Ho Chi Minh City Airport and at 1:45 PM from Phuket International Airport.
At the same time, the Vietnamese airline also announced a 4-time weekly service connecting Ho Chi Minh City and Chiang Mai.
The airline revealed the schedule for the service, saying that it will operate return flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays Fridays and Sundays. Namely, Tuesday and Thursday flights are scheduled to depart from Ho Chi Minh Airport at 11:35 AM and at 10:25 AM on Fridays and Sundays. The return flights from Phuket will depart at 14:20 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays and at 13:40 PM on Fridays and Sundays.
Announcing the new service between Ho Chi Minh City and Chiang Mai, VietJet Vice President Ms. Nguyen Thi Thuy Binh said:
Today we are pleased to offer new additional air route between Thailand and Vietnam. We hope the new service will deliver more convenient choices to our valued passengers and further contribute to cultural exchange and bilateral trade between the two countries.
VietJet has a fleet of 48 planes, among which it has several Airbus A320s and A321s. It operates to a total of 78 routes within Vietnam and to international destinations including Thailand, Malaysia, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Indonesia, Singapore and more in the region.