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10 Things You Need to Know About Thai Vietjet Today

VietJet Aviation Joint Stock Company, trading as VietJet Air or Vietjet, is an international low-cost airline from Vietnam. It was the first privately owned new-age airline to be established in Vietnam, being granted its initial approval to operate by the Vietnamese Minister of Finance in November 2007. 

Thai Vietjet Air -  is an associate company of VietJet Air. They are a leading Thai low-cost airline based in Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport. They received their Air Operator's Certificate in November 2014 but only started operations on 5 December 2014 with a charter flight from Bangkok to Gaya.

10 Things You Need to Know About Thai Vietjet

  1. Thai Vietjet has a total of 16 aircraft in its fleet, including 10 Airbus A320-200s and 6 Airbus A321-200s, and plans to add more by the end of the year.  The airline began operations with only 3 aircraft in 2016.

  2. In just 6 years, they had 433% increase in fleet size and was awarded “The Fastest-Growing Low-Cost Carrier of the Year” award by the Global Business Outlook in 2020.

  3. The airline has also recently been awarded the “Most Passenger-Friendly Cabin Crew” in 2021 by the International Finance Magazine, emphasizing its position as the “airline of hospitality”, and reinforcing its core value, “Friendly and Fun” together with “Safety”, “Punctuality” and “Affordable Price”. 

  4. On-Time Performance Rate (OTP) of 97.29%, technical reliability of 99.73%

  5. The airline has served 11 million total accumulated passengers to date.

  6. Recently, Thai Vietjet successfully initiated its maiden flight from Bangkok to Phnom Penh and resumed its international flight service between Bangkok and Da Nang. It has also maintained a steady service and increased its flight frequency between Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City.

  7. Last week they announced the launch of new international direct services from Singapore to Thailand’s capital city of Bangkok, from 28 April 2022, and from Singapore and Phuket from 2 June 2022. 

  8. The new international service from Singapore to Bangkok (Suvranabhumi) will operate flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, and direct flights from Singapore to Phuket will run every Thursday and Sunday.

  9. The airline is introducing its official loyalty programme, SkyFUN, with a virtual “FUN Coin”, which aims to enhance passengers’ experience in three different member tiers: Silver, Gold and Platinum. 

  10. Their official accounts:

    Website: www.vietjetair.com
    Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/VietJetThailand
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/vietjetskyfun
    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/thaivietjet 

These recent developments come just in time as travel restrictions for international travelers to Thailand are lifted. From 1 April 2022, negative RT-PCR results before departure and RT-PCR tests on day 5 in Thailand will no longer be required. Instead, travelers entering Thailand will only be required to purchase COVID-19 insurance with a coverage of USD 20,000 (previously USD 50,000).  

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