Following the success of Hanoi-Bangkok international route at the end of 2022, on February 9, flight number VU131 of Vietravel Airlines took off at 12:15pm from Tan Son Nhat International Airport and landed at 1:45pm at Suvarnabhumi International Airport, marking a new milstone connecting the two key Southeast Asian cities of Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok.
|Vietravel Airlines officially launched non-stop air route between Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok on February 9 |
According to the latest report by Fitch Solution, a macro research unit, international tourism will grow strongly in 2023 - 2026, reaching 22 million guests and $13.2 billion in revenue in 2026. Thailand will be one of the key markets for Vietnam’s tourism industry.
Additionally, due to the pandemic, passengers are tending to tighten their pockets, and shorten trips with affordable price flights. Vietravel Airlines opens new international flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok in the first quarter of 2023 with the strategy of attracting more domestic and foreign tourists for in summer vacations in Vietnam.
Speaking at the launch ceremony, Vu Duc Bien, CEO of Vietravel Airlines, said that the air route Hanoi - Bangkok - Hanoi with an occupancy rate reached 91 per cent, is considered the first success of Vietravel Airlines in its journey to conquer the international market.
Representative of the Consulate General of Thailand in Ho Chi Minh City Wiraka Moodhitaporn congratulated Vietravel Airlines on the success of connecting two major cities of Vietnam to Bangkok.
“We believe that with the mission of connecting combined with the advantage of a tourism ecosystem from the Vietravel Corporation, Vietravel Airlines will be one of the great choices for passengers, to have a unique in experience at an affordable price,” said Moodhitaporn.
Outstanding as one of the three airlines in Vietnam which have a high On-Time-Performance rate, reaching 93.2 per cent in 2022, Vietravel Airlines has also successfully been ranked 'The World's Fifth Best Leisure Airline' by Skytrax and awarded as 'Asia's Leading New Airline' by the World Travel Awards.
Air tickets for the Ho Chi Minh-Bangkok flights are available on all official channels of Vietravel Airlines with a special price starting from VND 18,000 (excluding taxes/fees).
Vietravel Airlines uses a modern aircraft A321 on the Ho Chi Minh City - Bangkok route, with a frequency of one round-trip flight per day, which is expected to increase to meet market demand.
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