BANGKOK, 5 September 2022; Vietjet resumes direct flights between Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s business and tourism hub, and Chiang Mai, North Thailand’s largest city.
The thrice-weekly service between Ho Chi Minh City and Chiang Mai operates every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday with a flight time of just two hours. Flights depart Ho Chi Minh City at 1125 and arrive in Chiang Mai at 1330. Return flights take off at 1430 in Chiang Mai and land in Ho Chi Minh City at 1635.
Tickets for the Ho Chi Minh City – Chiang Mai flights are now available from THB 219 (USD6) (excluding taxes and fees) at www.vietjetair.com or Vietjet Air mobile app.
“We are delighted to bring back the only direct service connecting Ho Chi Minh City to Chiang Mai as the travel restrictions have been lifted and travel momentum is picked up,” said Vietjet vice president Nguyen Thanh Son. “The nonstop flights are to serve the increasing travel demand for leisure and pilgrimage during the year-end season while promoting trade between the two countries and regionally. We will keep providing seamless connectivity, affordable fares, and quality services for passengers to enjoy flying with Vietjet.”
At Chiang Mai International Airport, Vietjet’s direct flight VJ891 from Ho Chi Minh City was welcomed by Suladda Sarutilavan, director of Tourism Authority of Thailand Chiang Mai Office; Pacha Rattanaphan, President of Chiang Mai Tourism Business Association; Pallop Sae Jew, Chairman of Chiang Mai Tourism Industry Council; Pinyot Pibulsonggram, Director of Commercial, Thai Vietjet; Weerachote Thirawayamakul, Senior Branch Marketing Manager, Central Chiang Mai; and Siraphop Somphong, Customer Experience Manager, Central Chiang Mai.
Both Vietnam and Thailand have lifted all arrival regulations relating to Covid-19. The Thai government has increased the visa-free stay for tourists from over 50 countries, including Vietnam, from 30 days to 45 days, effective October 2022.