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Thai Vietjet to resume air services on Danang-Bangkok route this month

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Thai Vietjet, a member of local low-cost carrier Vietjet Air, will resume flights linking the central city of Danang with the Thai capital city of Bangkok from March 27.

The carrier will operate three weekly flights on the route on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, with a flight time of one hour and 40 minutes per leg. It will increase the flight frequency based on the market demand.

Nguyen Thi Thuy Binh, chairwoman of Thai Vietjet, said the carrier pledges to contribute to joint efforts to recover international travel at the earliest. Thai Vietjet will continue to launch more safe air travel services to serve over 170 million people of the two countries during the upcoming time.

Vietjet operates the largest number of flights between Vietnam and Thailand, with the HCMC-Bangkok route currently operating six weekly flights.

Besides this, Thai Vietjet will launch an air service on a new route linking Bangkok with the Cambodian capital city of Phnom Penh this month, in addition to other new routes in the region.

In related news, Vietjet announced that it would operate a flight at no charge to Poland to bring Vietnamese citizens in neighboring Ukraine back home, amid the ongoing Russia-Ukraine tension, reported Thanh Nien newspaper.

The flight is scheduled for March 6.

The carrier has reported its plan to fly Vietnamese citizens in Ukraine home to the ministries of Foreign Affairs, Transport, the Government Office and Vietnam’s representative bodies in Ukraine, Russia, and Poland.

Dinh Viet Phuong, managing director at Vietjet Air, said the carrier had studied and taken into account different measures to bring Vietnamese citizens in Ukraine back home, following the directive of the prime minister, the Transport Ministry, and the national aviation authority.

According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam, flights to Ukraine cannot be operated currently due to the military conflict there. Thus, local carriers such as Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air and Bamboo Airways have established plans to operate flights to other European destinations, including Warsaw of Poland, Bucharest of Romania, Budapest of Hungary, Bratislava of Slovakia and Moscow of Russia to transport Vietnamese citizens and their families in Ukraine home.

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