Thai Vietjet gets AOC recertification, announces Bangkok-Da Lat route
An Airbus A320 of Thai VietJet Air at Suvarnabhumi airport. (Source: bangkokpost.com)
Bangkok (VNA) – Thai Vietjet recently got recertified Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT).
The new certificate, bestowed to the airline by Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisit, is in line with International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) standards.
Speaking at the ceremony on November 8, Nguyen Thi Thuy Binh, Thai Vietjet’s management representative, said: “We believe that the recertification will further reassure the confidence of travelers across the globe in our services and the Thai airline industry as well”.
Arkhom Termpittayapaisit stated: “Thai Vietjet is the 12th carrier to pass the recertification process since CAAT started to recertify the AOC for airlines. I have witnessed the airline’s dedication on preparing and improving itself to successfully pass the overall operational standards of ICAO. And the new AOC, bestowed to Thai Vietjet today, is a remarkable milestone for the carrier to further prove its safety and services as it spreads its wings and continues to fly further and higher on this journey of sustainable development.”
On this occasion, the airline also announced a new international route from Bangkok to Vietnam’s Da Lat – known as the ‘City of Flowers’ and a much loved mountainous retreat for local and international travelers, particularly from Thailand.
Commencing on December 18, the new Bangkok-Da Lat route will be operated by an Airbus A320 with four return flights per week, flying every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The flight departs at 10:45am from Bangkok and returns at 12:45pm from Da Lat with a flight time of one hour 45 minutes. One way fares start from only 99 THB (3 USD) (excluding tax and charges). Tickets are now available for booking at www.vietjetair.com.
Da Lat is the capital city of Lam Dong province, located in the Lang Biang highlands – part of the Central Highlands region of Vietnam – 1,500 meters above sea level. Boasting thick pine forests and verdant valleys of postcard beauty as well charming old French villas, beautiful waterfalls and gorgeous lakes, the city of Da Lat has become one of the most favorite destinations in the country and the region, particularly when it comes to winter where flowers blossom in full colors all over the city. Therefore the city is known to Vietnamese by many lovely names such as Little Paris, the City of Love, the City of Poetry, the Green City.
Following the newly-launched route to Da Lat, Thai Vietjet and Vietjet Group will operate a total of six direct routes between Thailand and Vietnam, including Bangkok to Hanoi/ Hai Phong/ Ho Chi Minh City and Da Lat and Phuket/Chiang Mai to Ho Chi Minh City.-VNA
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