Vietnam’s VietJet to take off in Thailand

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Vietjet1Thailand’s airspace is increasingly getting crowded with low-cost carriers. The newest addition will be a subsidiary of Vietnam’s Vietjet that is expected to take to the skies in November 2013 with with two Airbus 320-200 jets from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport.

Maiden flights are planned to be domestic trunk routes such as those from Bangkok to Chiang Mai and Phuket, but later on there will be international flights to Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia as well, the company said.

Thai Vietjet has been formed on June 19 in a joint venture between Ho Chi Minh City-based VietJet Aviation, holding 49 per cent, and Thai investor Somphong Sooksanguan, who is president of the Thai commuter airline Kan Air, and his company Kannithi Aviation Co holding the rest.

Vietjet is Vietnam’s first privately owned airline whose stakes are held by Sovico Holding, a large conglomerate in Vietnam.

The airline serves a network of 11 domestic Vietnamese routes, two Bangkok flights a week and seeks to expand to Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia and Japan. The carrier operates around 300 flights a week.

The airline has caught attention from the media by staging an unauthorised inflight bikini show on its maiden flight to the tourist hub of Nha Trang in 2012, for which is was fined $960 by the Vietnam Aviation Authority. See video below:

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Thailand’s airspace is increasingly getting crowded with low-cost carriers. The newest addition will be a subsidiary of Vietnam’s Vietjet that is expected to take to the skies in November 2013 with with two Airbus 320-200 jets from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport.

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Vietjet1Thailand’s airspace is increasingly getting crowded with low-cost carriers. The newest addition will be a subsidiary of Vietnam’s Vietjet that is expected to take to the skies in November 2013 with with two Airbus 320-200 jets from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport.

Maiden flights are planned to be domestic trunk routes such as those from Bangkok to Chiang Mai and Phuket, but later on there will be international flights to Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia as well, the company said.

Thai Vietjet has been formed on June 19 in a joint venture between Ho Chi Minh City-based VietJet Aviation, holding 49 per cent, and Thai investor Somphong Sooksanguan, who is president of the Thai commuter airline Kan Air, and his company Kannithi Aviation Co holding the rest.

Vietjet is Vietnam’s first privately owned airline whose stakes are held by Sovico Holding, a large conglomerate in Vietnam.

The airline serves a network of 11 domestic Vietnamese routes, two Bangkok flights a week and seeks to expand to Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia and Japan. The carrier operates around 300 flights a week.

The airline has caught attention from the media by staging an unauthorised inflight bikini show on its maiden flight to the tourist hub of Nha Trang in 2012, for which is was fined $960 by the Vietnam Aviation Authority. See video below:

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