Thai VietJet Air (VietJetAir.com Thailand) (Bangkok) was planning to start its no-frills low-cost services on March 29 according to the Bangkok Post. The new associated airline of VietJetAir of Vietnam is commencing operations on the Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) – Phuket route with an Airbus A32s. Service to Udon Thani and Krabi will follow.
According to the Bangkok Post, the original 51% owner, Thai businessman Somphong Sooksanguan, sold his interest to unnamed Thai investors.
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Photos: Thai VietJet Air. The first aircraft is the pictured Airbus A320-214 HS-VKA (msn 2745).
Thai Vietjet Air (Bangkok) is the new Thai joint venture of Vietjet Air of Vietnam.
According to the new airline, Thai Vietjet Air is a joint venture between Vietjet Air (Ho Chi Minh City) and Kan Air (Chiang Mai). Vietjet Air will hold 49 percent and Kan Air will hold the controlling 51 percent of the stock.
The new airline is hiring cockpit and cabin staff.
The airline is in the process of obtaining its Air Operators Certificate (AOC) and plans to start operations in September with two Airbus A320s according to the Bangkok Post.