Following recent discussions and instructions from Thai Prime Minister Sretha Thavisin and the Thai Airways Association, VietJet announced that it will increase the number of flights to and from Phuket to 204 per week, a 61% increase by the end of the year, starting from October 2023.
Woranate Laprabang, Chief Executive Officer of Vietjet, said: “As a Thai airline and an active member of the Thai Airways Association, Vietjet is honored to discuss and present to our Prime Minister It presents our recommendations. We agree that tourism is one of Thailand’s largest sustainable sources of income and that in the long run we must promote and strengthen policies to stimulate tourism, including visa waivers for tourists from the following potential countries Policy: China and India. In response to these opening policies, VietJet will increase flight capacity to Phuket, one of Thailand’s most popular destinations, from 126 flights per week to Week 204 class, which underscores our tireless efforts to contribute to the promotion of Phuket’s tourism recovery and sustainability.”
From October 2023, Vietjet Air will operate a total of 204 flights to and from Phuket International Airport every week, including Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Chiang Rai, and will resume operations from October 29, every Monday, 4 flights each on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
For international flights from Phuket, the airline will soon announce additional flights to various cities in China, India, Southeast Asia, and possibly even Australia, in addition to its current flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
Thai Vietjet has been aggressively expanding capacity to meet growing demand from passengers and spur a recovery in the tourism industry. It also continues to expand its domestic and international flight network, diversify flight services, and provide passengers with more opportunities to fly at affordable prices.