Vietjet announces 5 new Thai domestic routes, VN-A657 skids off the runway

Vietjet has announced and opened ticket sales from June 15, 2020 for 5 new Thailand domestic routes. These five new routes will connect the capital Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) with famous tourism and cultural destinations from North to South of Thailand including Hat Yai, Khon Kaen, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Ubon Ratchathani, and Surat Thani.

 

The 5 new routes extend Thai Vietjet’s domestic flight network to 12 domestic routes, connecting 11 destinations in Thailand. Vietjet is bringing more chance for people and tourists to benefit tourism, trade in Thailand.

Vietjet announces 5 new Thai domestic routes, expanding flight network in ThailandVietjet announces 5 new Thai domestic routes, expanding flight network in Thailand

Hat Yai, a large district of Songkhla province in South of Thailand, is well-known as the center of trade, logistics, communications, transportation, and tourism of the province and the region. While Nakhon Si Thammarat and Khon Kaen are famous for their precious history. For Ubon Ratchathani, it is one of the four major cities of Isan, a region in northeastern Thailand, also known as the “big four of Isan.” Meanwhile, Surat Thani is a province in the lower southern Gulf of Thailand with many popular big and small islands around the province, including traveler’s favorite islands of Koh Samui. Let’s travel to these Thai top destinations with Vietjet.

Vietjet announces 5 new Thai domestic routes, expanding flight network in ThailandVietjet announces 5 new Thai domestic routes, expanding flight network in Thailand

Recently, Vietjet has also increased its Vietnam domestic flight network to 53 routes with 8 new routes connecting Hanoi with Dong Hoi (Quang Binh province); Hai Phong with Quy Nhon (Binh Dinh province); Vinh (Nghe An province) with Phu Quoc; Da Nang with Phu Quoc, Da Lat (Lam Dong province), Buon Ma Thuot (Dak Lak province), Vinh and Thanh Hoa. These new routes will commence operation from June 18, 2020.

 

Vietjet announces 5 new Thai domestic routes, expanding flight network in ThailandVietjet announces 5 new Thai domestic routes, expanding flight network in Thailand

Currently, Thai Vietjet is operating stable flight operation covering Thailand domestic network including routes between Bangkok and Chiang Mai/ Chiang Rai/ Phuket/ Krabi/ Udon Thani. Passengers are recommended to check the regulations and procedures upon arrival of each destination city and airports for smooth entry. The airline also continuously increases flight schedules and extends its network in response to rising demand. Earlier, Thai Vietjet has offered 1-year complimentary travel to front line medical staff, including all members of Thai Covid-19 Prevention & Control Committee and all doctors and nurses of 160 appointed hospitals for treatment of Covid-19 patients in Thailand as a way to appreciate the heroes who have been working hard to prevent and control the outbreak until the situation is recovered.

 

New Routes Flight time Frequency Start operation
Bangkok – Hat Yai 07:00-08:25 15:25-16:50 10 flights/week July 17, 2020
Hat Yai – Bangkok 08:55-10:35 17:20-19:00 10 flights/week
Bangkok – Khon Kaen 07:30-08:35 15:45-16:50 14 flights/week July 30, 2020
Khon Kaen – Bangkok 09:05-10:15 17:20-18:30 14 flights/week
Bangkok – Nakhon Si Thammarat 11:05-12:20 7 flights/week August 6, 2020
Nakhon Si Thammarat – Bangkok 12:50-14:20 7 flights/week
Bangkok – Ubon Ratchathani 10:45-11:55 7 flights/week October 6, 2020
Ubon Ratchathani – Bangkok 12:25-13:40 7 flights/week
Bangkok – Surat Thani 09:30-10:45 7 flights/week November 4, 202
Surat Thani – Bangkok 11:15-12:40 7 flights/week

In other news, following the announcement of Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) about re-opening Phuket International airport for domestic flight operation starting from June 13, 2020, Thai Vietjet is the first and only airline confirmed to resume operation of the route between Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) and Phuket international airport to serve passengers demand from that date. The airline strictly complies with current safety and healthy procedures including measuring passengers and crews’ body temperature, social distancing at the airport and on-board the flights. Passengers are required to wear the face mask throughout the journey.

Vietjet is the first airline to return to Phuket airport on 13 June 2020

Finally, Vietjet Airbus A321 VN-A657 skidded off the runway while landing at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City on June 14, 2020.

Flight VJ322 was operating from Duong Dong on Phu Quoc Island to Ho Chi Minh City. The A321 landed on runway 25L in heavy rain, but skidded off the runway into a grass field after crossing two taxiways.

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