Thai Vietjet expands and modernizes its fleet, becomes the first airline in Thailand to take delivery of and operate the new Airbus A321

Travel and Lifestyle Press Releases Tuesday September 18, 2018 11:11
Bangkok--18 Sep--Vivaldi Integrated Public Relations

Thai Vietjet boldly demonstrated its status as a new-age carrier today, taking under its wing a new Airbus A321 that is the sixth in its fleet and the first airplane of its kind to be based anywhere in the country with any carrier. With the name Gardenia, the new plane had landed at 16:00 pm in Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport.

The sleek, 230-seat configured by Vietjet Group with providing passengers increased comfort, and more transportation opportunities. Fitted with comfy leather-covered seats and high-quality carpeting, the new member of the Thai Vietjet family boasts particular spaciousness for passengers flying in the front section's seats dedicated to SkyBoss, the airline's premium service. The new aircraft is also outfitted with Sharklet wingtips to help decrease its emission and the company's carbon footprint. This new aircraft makes Thai Vietjet fleet be stronger and younger in the Asia.

"Thai Vietjet is proud to offer our passengers highly modern, very safe flight experiences. The delivery of the new A321 and its joining our fleet marks another milestone for our business expansion, and also new job opportunities for pilots, aircrew and others," said Captain Itsarawut Klaysutti, Director of Flight Operation – Thai Vietjet, who was on the special delivery flight.

The new Airbus will soon start flying domestic routes in Thailand from Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) to Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, as well as international routes. Thai Vietjet currently serves a domestic network of flights between Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phuket and Krabi, as well as flights between Phuket and Chiang Rai. Internationally, passenger can be served on the airlines's flights from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Hai Phong and Dalat in Vietnam, as well as from Chiang Mai and Phuket to Ho Chi Minh City. Starting on October 15, the airline will also open new routes directly connecting Bangkokwith Danang with daily frequency, and Bangkok with Taichung, Taiwan, from November 3.

Tickets can be booked via sales channels on www.vietjetair.com (https://m.vietjetair.com for smartphones) or https://www.facebook.com/vietjetthailand (just click the "Booking" tab). Payments can be easily made with international debit and credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, JCB, KCP, Union, or with any ATM card issued by a Thai bank and registered for Internet banking.

About Vietjet:

Vietjet is the first airline in Vietnam to operate as a new-age airline with low-cost and diversified services to meet customers' demands. It provides not only transport services but also uses the latest e-commerce technologies to offer various products and services for consumers. Vietjet is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) with the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate. The airline was also named in Top 500 Brands in Asia 2016 by global marketing research company Nielsen and the "Best Asian Low Cost Carrier" at the TTG Travel Awards 2015, which compiles votes from travelers, travel agencies and tour operators in throughout Asia and Asia's Best Employer Brand by the Employer Branding Institute and World HRD Congress for many years. The airline was also rated as one of the top three fastest growing airline brands on Facebook in the world by Socialbakers.

Currently, the airline features a fleet of 60 aircraft, including A320s and A321s, and operates more than 385 flights each day. It has transported more than 60 million passengers on a network featuring 94 routes in Vietnam and across the region including Thailand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Mainland China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar and Cambodia.

ThaiVietjet is cooperating with Vietjet to extend the flight network and provide more opportunities for traveller in the world with current operation with 05 domestic routes from Bangkok to Chiangmai, Changrai, Phu Ket, Krabi and Phu Ket to Chiangrai and international network to Vietnam, as well Taiwan in coming months.

Moving forward, the airline plans to expand its network across the Asia Pacific region. To prepare for this plan, Vietjet has signed agreements with the world's leading aircraft manufacturers to purchase more brand-new and modern aircraft.

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