Vietjet announces route expansion plan with launch of India and Vietnam direct flights and Bangkok – Krabi route


Vietjet has announced its plan to operate direct flights connecting Vietnam and India, while its subsidiary, Thai Vietjet, is to launch a new direct domestic service between Bangkok and Krabi from April 5, 2018. Both plans are designed to become part of Vietjet’s long term development program to be a “Consumer Airline” that serves all demands of its customers.

The India route will connect Ho Chi Minh City with New Delhi with four flights a week, serving the growing travel demands of the two peoples and contributing to the region’s integration and trade exchange. The announcement was made at the Vietnam – India Business Forum which was witnessed by Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang and senior leaders of Vietnam and India. It also came as a highlight of the 45th anniversary of the establishment of Vietnam – India diplomatic relationship and the 10th anniversary of strategic partnership between Vietnam and India.

India, the country with the world’s second largest population, is famous for its diversified culture, religions, cuisine and tourism. Also, the country is well-known for its marvelous nature and grand architectures that are certified as world heritages. Among them are the Valley of Flowers National Park (Uttarakhand), Lotus Temple (New Delhi), Taj Mahal (Uttar Pradesh), Red Fort (New Delhi), etc.

For the Thailand route, Thai Vietjet will launch a new direct domestic service between Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) and Krabi, starting from April 5, 2018. The service will operate with two daily return flights and a flight duration of one hour twenty minutes per leg. Departure times from Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) are 07:1019:25 and departure times from Krabi are 09:0521:20. Thai Vietjet will deploy an A320 aircraft with 180 seats for the route, representing the airline’s determination to meet passenger demand for popular routes.

Krabi is an eternally popular holiday destination, offering great beaches, clean air, beautiful temples, stunning views of both lush mountains and stunning coastlines. It is also a getaway for Bangkok residents to escape the city smog for some clean coastal relaxation. Krabi is also renowned for its world class seafood, beach barbeques and popular nightlife attractions in Krabi Town.

With the new Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) to Krabi flight addition, the airline will be flying five Thailand domestic routes, including Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) to Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phuket, Krabi and a daily direct flight connecting Phuket and Chiang Rai.