Thai VietJet flies to Dalat

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Thai VietJet reports it will resume international air services 18 December with the introduction of a new service from Bangkok to Dalat in Vietnam.

The airline has successfully recertified with Thailand’s aviation authority allowing it to resume international flights from its Bangkok base.

It was the 12th and last commercial airline based in Thailand to gain ICAO recognised certification.

According Airlineroute, the Bangkok – Dalat service will  start, 18 December, offering four flights weekly using an  Airbus A320 aircraft.

The flights are scheduled for Bangkok on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday departing at 1045 from Bangkok and returning at 1245 from Dalat, with a flight time of one hour and 45 minutes.

The airline claimed one-way fares on the new route would start at only THB 99 (USD3), but that proved to be a typical airline gimmick. It excluded taxes and charges and failed to state how many seats of the 168 per flight were offered at the low fare.

Civil aviation authorities and consumer protection groups ask airlines, operating from Thailand, to quote inclusive fares ( tax and surcharges included) and state in promotions the number of seats still available at the claimed fare.

Dalat is the capital of Lam Dong province in the central highlands 500 metres above sea level and boasting thick pine forests and verdant valleys of postcard beauty.