Thai Vietjet’s Maiden Flight from Bangkok to Singapore Successfully Operated
(28 April 2022, Singapore) Thai Vietjet, a Thai registered low-cost carrier, successfully commenced the maiden flight from Bangkok to Singapore, with a welcome ceremony at Singapore Changi International Airport.
On the inaugural flight, the first group of passengers to Singapore were welcomed with the signature in-flight performance ‘Fly for Love’ from Thai Vietjet cabin crew, and received a special souvenir from the airline. The maiden flight VZ520 from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport safely landed at Changi International Airport with warm welcome from H.E. Mr Chutintorn Gongsakdi, Ambassador of Thailand to Singapore; Ms Patsalin Swetarat, Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand for Singapore and the Philippines; Mr Lim Ching Kiat, Managing Director, Air Hub Development, Changi Airport Group; and Mr Luong Truong An, Executive Vice President, Thai Vietjet.
“We are excited to welcome Thai Vietjet Air to the Changi family, joining its sister airline Vietjet Air. Passengers on the new services will benefit from the airline’s strong domestic network, with more travel options between Singapore and Thailand, via Bangkok and Phuket. Thailand was Changi Airport's 5th largest passenger market pre-Covid, and has consistently been within our top 10 markets even during the pandemic. As of April 2022, we have seen a 36% recovery in seat capacity between the two countries and we look forward to welcoming back more passengers at Changi Airport as travel in the region resumes,” said Mr Lim Ching Kiat, Managing Director, Air Hub Development, Changi Airport Group.
“The new service Bangkok–Singapore launch today marks another successful milestone for Thai Vietjet. We are thrilled to connect Thailand and Singapore through direct flights that will provide more leisure and business accessibility and opportunities for the citizens & travelers from both countries. After a long period of pandemic disruption, the services connecting Thailand and Singapore will play a critical role in assisting the two nations’ trade & economic recovery while also serving the growing travel demand in the region,” said Mr Woranate Laprabang, Chief Executive Officer of Thai Vietjet.
In the early stage, the international flight service between Bangkok and Singapore will operate three flights per week, every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday, with a flight duration of 2 hours and 25 minutes and the following flight schedule. Further frequencies of up to five flights/week and daily service will be added in June 2022.
Thai Vietjet is continuously expanding its flight network, both domestic and international, while increasing its young and modern fleet. 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”.
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