VietJet Air launches its first international destination
VietJet Air’s Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok
- VietJet Air went international last week, as it launched daily flights on the 700-kilometre route from Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) to Bangkok (BKK) on 10 February. All flights to the Thai capital, which is VietJet Air’s first destination outside of Vietnam, are operated with A320s. VietJet’s Business Development Director, Desmond Lin, commented: “Our business plan for the first year of operation has been beyond our expectations. We now plan to spread our wings across the APAC region.” Significant competition is provided by Vietnam Airlines (18 weekly frequencies), Thai Airways (14), Turkish Airlines (7), Lufthansa (3), and Qatar Airways (2).