Vietjet resumes Bangkok - Da Nang route, welcomes tourism recovery
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Vietjet has resumed its international route to Da Nang in central Vietnam from Bangkok, Thailand, boosting post-pandemic recovery of tourism and trade connectivity across the region.
The flight Sunday departed from Thailand's capital Bangkok to Da Nang City as well as the central region, carrying over a hundred passengers, including representatives from numerous Thai travel agencies seeking to reactivate tourism exchange between the two markets, following the relaxation of travel restrictions.
Passengers check in for Vietjet’s flight to Da Nang at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Thailand. Photo courtesy of Vietjet
Passengers on this special flight were welcomed with a jubilant water salute and lion dance as well as an exciting performance of "Da Nang - Summer destination" upon arrival at Da Nang International Airport where leaders representing Da Nang, the Middle Airports Authority (MAA) and Vietjet were also in attendance.
The resumption of the Da Nang - Bangkok route will once again provide Vietnamese travelers with a highly convenient and cost-saving travel option, especially for those in the central region looking to discover Thailand, one of the most popular international destinations for Vietnamese tourists.
Passengers can now reserve a ticket to Bangkok with fares only from VND68,000 ($3) (excluding taxes and fees) at www.vietjetair.com. In addition, Vietjet offers complimentary pre-flight RT-PCR tests for its passengers on international services.
Vietjet aircraft carrying Thai passengers is welcome at Da Nang. Photo courtesy of Vietjet
The Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi International Airport) - Da Nang route is operated by Thai Vietjet with three round trip per week (Wednesday, Friday and Sunday). The flight time is around 1 hour and 40 minutes per leg. From Thailand to Vietnam, the flight takes off from Bangkok at 10:50 a.m. and lands in Da Nang at 12:30 p.m. In turn, the flight departs from Da Nang at 13:15 p.m. and arrives in Bangkok at 14:55 p.m.
Nguyen Thi Thuy Binh, Vietjet's Vice President, said: "Vietjet has gradually resumed the majority of its international flight network connecting Vietnam with other countries in the APAC region. In Thailand, in addition to current domestic routes among major cities, the airline is boosting its flight map with connections between Thailand and Cambodia, Singapore, Taiwan, and other destinations, thus offering more transfer options for passengers with competitive fares and utilities."
Vietjet also operates five flights per week between Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok with the frequency to be increased to daily flights as of April 12, including on the Hanoi - Bangkok route. For the Da Nang - Bangkok route, frequency will increase according to market demand.
In Thailand, Vietjet currently operates an expansive domestic flight network, including flight services from Bangkok to the country's leading business and travel destinations like Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phuket, Krabi, and more. The airline will also re-launch direct flights from Vietnam to well-known Thai destinations including Phuket and Chiang Mai in May.
The first international flight from Thailand to Da Nang International Airport in two years was warmly welcomed by leaders of Da Nang City, the airport and Vietjet. Photo courtesy of Vietjet
From Vietnam, Vietjet has also resumed the majority of its pre-pandemic international services and even added more flight frequency to all of its existing international services to Southeast Asia (Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, etc.), Northeast Asia (Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, etc.) and soon to India and beyond.
From April 1, 2022, foreign visitors to Thailand under the Test & Go scheme only have to take a RT-PCR test upon arrival and apply Covid insurance valued at $20,000. International travelers arriving in Vietnam are required to take only one ATK/RT-PCR test, apply a Covid insurance value of $10,000, and complete a medical declaration prior to arrival at tokhaiyte.vn.