Thai VietJet Launches Phuket-Chiang Rai Daily Service
15th Mar 2017
As part of its expansion in the domestic market, Thai VietJet Air has announced a new daily service, between Phuket and Chiang Rai. The service, said the subsidiary of Vietnamese VietJet, will start on 26th March this year.
Announcing the new route, Vice President of Commercial at VietJet Group Nguyen Thi Thuy Binh said the following to the reporters:
Last year marked the official entry of Vietjet into the low-cost domestic travel sector in Thailand. We’ve received very positive feedback from passengers regarding the convenience and value of these services, and we are expecting to augment existing routes with new capacity this year, especially with a direct flight from Phuket to Chiang Rai from March 26, 2017 onwards.
Other elements of our expansion plan will be to bolster domestic seat availability between Bangkok and other cities around Thailand with new connections to be announced later in the year. Our business remains extremely competitive on price and service; we believe we can offer the most affordable flight tickets of any domestic carrier in Thailand.
Speaking of the airline’s plan to increase the number of business passengers who will use their service, VietJet VP said:
The airline is keen to emphasize its services that are highly suited to Thai business travellers, such as the SkyBoss upgrade, which offers priority check-in and boarding, access to the Vietjet SkyBoss Lounge at Suvarnabhumi Airport, the ability to pick seats on board including premium seats with more legroom and a choice of in-flight meals.
VietJet Air was rated among the top three fastest growing airline brands in the world on Facebook by Socialbakers. In addition, the carrier also received the “Best Asian Low Cost Carrier” at the TTG Travel Awards 2015. This award includes votes from customers, tour operators and travel agents across Asia.
Right now, VietJet has a fleet consisting of 45 planes and operates a total of 350 daily flights across its network. Thanks to this, the airline was able to carry almost 35 million passengers to date between Vietnam and to destinations including Thailand, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia and South Korea.
Apart from the new Phuket-Chiang Rai service, Thai VietJet also connects Bangkok with Phuket and Bangkok with Chiang Mai.