HO CHI MINH CITY, 19 January 2022: Vietjet will relaunch services from Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok starting 21 January, the airline announced this week.
The airline will operate two weekly round trips every Friday and Saturday between Tan Son Nhat International Airport and Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport.
Thai Vietjet director of commercial Pinyot Pibulsonggram said: “We are delighted to reconnect Thailand with Vietnam, offering Thai people more opportunities to fly to Vietnam, as well as to welcome Vietnamese tourists to Thailand again after a long hiatus due to the pandemic.”
The service resumption between the two financial, cultural and travel hubs will also contribute to the countries’ economic recovery while meeting the increasing travel demand of people in the region, especially when the Lunar New Year holiday gets underway, followed by the peak summer travel season.
However, both countries are battling a surge in the less severe but more contagious Omicron variant, which halted government schemes introduced in December to ease entry procedures.
In Thailand, Vietjet currently operates an expansive domestic flight network including the services from Bangkok to business and travel destinations such as Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phuket, Krabi, Hat Yai, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Surat Thani, Udon Thani, Khon Kaen and Ubon Ratchathani in addition to other cross-regional routes.
The airline has also resumed a series of international routes connecting its two hubs, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, with Tokyo (Narita International Airport), Taipei, Seoul (Incheon International Airport) and Singapore with one round trip per week that started earlier this month. In the next phase, it will reopen its entire international flights and looks forward to launching new routes to India and Russia.
The airline will offer free Covid-19 PCR test packages to all passengers flying internationally from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.