HANOI 29 December 2017: Vietnam’s low-cost carrier Vietjet Air introduced two routes connecting Ho Chi Minh City with Phuket and Chiang Mai, last week, two popular tourist destinations in Thailand.
The Ambassador of Thailand to Vietnam, Manopchai Vongphakdi and leaders of the Aviation Administration of Vietnam, the Culture, Sport and Tourism Department of Ho Chi Minh City attended the send-off ceremony.
The new routes are the first direct flights to the two Thai tourist destinations from the southern Vietnamese city.
Flight time is two hours per sector, with a departure time of 1015 from Ho Chi Minh City. The return flight take offs at 1305 from Phuket.
The Ho Chi Minh City – Chiang Mai flight operates on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday with a flight time of just under two hours. It departs Ho Chi Minh City at 1135, while the return flight takes off at 1420 from Chiang Mai.
Vietjet operates six routes to Thailand and is recognised for pioneering direct routes such as Phuket-Chiang Rai.