Phnom Penh, Cambodia, April 7, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Thai VietJet successfully commenced the inaugural flight of its new international service between Bangkok and Phnom Penh, with the welcome event at Phnom Penh International Airport. The flight VZ720 from Bangkok was warmly welcomed with the presence of H.E Gen Mao Havanall, Minister in Charge of State Secretariat of Civil Aviation; H.E. Mr. Panyarak Poolthup, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Thailand to the Kingdom of Cambodia; Mr. Alain Brun, Chief Executive Officer of Cambodia Airports; and Mr. Sao Wathana, Director of Phnom Penh International Airport.
Mr. Woranate Laprabang, Chief Executive Officer of Thai VietJet, said: “After a long market’s service disruption from COVID-19, Thai VietJet is delighted to spread our wings with the international flight network expansion once again. By connecting the two Southeast Asian economic, cultural hubs, the successful launch of Thai VietJet’s new Phnom Penh – Bangkok service is yet another milestone in the airline’s regional connectivity efforts. We are confident that the new service will play an important role in bridging people between the two countries, as well as contributing to the revival of tourism and the overall development of the economy.”
Welcoming the maiden flight at the airport, Mr. Alain BRUN, Chief Executive Officer of Cambodia Airports, said: “In the last 3 months, after a pause due to the covid-19 pandemic and its impact on air travel, all international carriers operating flights linking Phnom Penh and Bangkok have been back in the network. Another sign of the recent traffic momentum is today’s introduction of service by Thai VietJet, a newcomer for this major route. Our airport teams explore any opportunities of regaining the pre-pandemic levels of traffic and, therefore, look forward to this nascent cooperation with Thai VietJet.”
In the beginning, the new international service Phnom Penh – Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) will operate 3 flights a week every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, with the flight duration of 1 hour 10 minutes and following flight schedule, and more frequency could be added subject to market demand.
In addition to the new international service Phnom Penh – Bangkok, together with the Group’s network, Thai Vietjet has normalized schedule service between Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh city (Vietnam) of up to 5 flights/week in total, delivering great choice for travelers between the two countries. In the coming time, the airline expects to expand its international flight network to many more destinations in the Asia-pacific region, including Vietnam, Singapore, Taiwan, and more.
As the Fastest Growing Low-cost Carrier of the Year (by Global Business Outlook Magazine, London), Thai Vietjet has continuously expanded its flight network, both domestic and international. The carrier has thoroughly prepared for the resumption of regular international flights with new aviation products and affordable fares to offer its passengers safe and enjoyable flying experiences on new and modern aircraft. To ensure good flight experiences, passengers are advised to follow localities’ regulations on disease prevention and control, and immigration regulations of destination countries including vaccine passports, negative PCR tests, quarantine, accommodation, etc.
About Thai VietJet
Established in 2014, Thai VietJet has been cooperating with VietJet to extend its flight network and provide more opportunities for travelers to discover Thailand and many other countries with its hospitable and enjoyable service. With a focus on cost management ability, effective operations and performance, the airline offers flying opportunities with cost-saving and flexible fares as well as diversified services to meet customers’ demands.
Awarded ‘The Fastest Growing Low-cost Carrier of the 2020’ by Global Business Outlook Magazine, Thai VietJet has been continuously expanding its young and modern fleet, featuring Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft. The airline has also recently been awarded the ‘Most Passenger-Friendly Cabin Crew – 2021’ airline from International Finance Magazine, emphasizing its position as the ‘airline of hospitality’, reinforcing its core value of ‘Friendly & Fun’, together with ‘Safety’, ‘Punctuality, and ‘Affordable Price’.
Currently, Thai VietJet operates 14 Thailand domestic routes, including flights from Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) to Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phuket, Krabi, Udon Thani, Hat Yai, Khon Kaen, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Ubon Ratchathani, and Surat Thani, cross-regional flights including from Phuket to Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, and Udon Thani, and direct flights from Hat Yai to Chiang Rai. The airline is also actively expanding its international flight network to many destinations across Asia-pacific, connecting Thailand with Vietnam, Taiwan, Singapore, and other top destinations in the region.