Budget carrier Vietjet will launch a new air route connecting Da Lat with Bangkok in mid-December, becoming the first airline to operate a direct service between Da Lat and Bangkok.
At the ceremony to announce the new route
The airline announced on November 24 that the new route will commence on December 18, 2017, in the wake of Da Lat Flower Festival 2017, and will be operated by an Airbus A320 with four return flights per week, every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
The flight will depart from Bangkok at 10:30am and return from Da Lat at 12:55am, with a flight duration of one hour and 45 minutes.
“To further contribute to the tourism growth of Viet Nam and Thailand, Vietjet is pleased to announce the new international route from Viet Nam’s central highland city of Da Lat to Bangkok. The new service will be launched just prior the Da Lat Flower Festival and I am delighted that people from the two countries can now travel more conveniently in order to enjoy their neighbouring country’s scenery through our ever expanding flight network,” said Nguyen Thi Thuy Binh, Vice President of Vietjet.
Following the launch of the Da Lat - Bangkok route, Vietjet and Thai Vietjet will operate a total of six direct routes between Viet Nam and Thailand, including Bangkok to Ha Noi, Hai Phong, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Lat, and from Ho Chi Minh City to Phuket and Chiang Mai.
Vietjet has a fleet of 45 aircraft, including A320s and A321s, and operates 350 flights per day. It has already opened 73 routes in Viet Nam and across the region, to international destinations such as Thailand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Mainland China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar and Cambodia, among others.