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|Thai Minister of Transport Arkhom Termpittayapaisit (2nd from right) and Chula Sukmanop, director general of CAAT (2nd from left) presenting Thai Vietjet's representative (middle) with the AOC|
Commencing on December 18, 2017, the new Bangkok-Dalat route will run with an Airbus A320, with four return flights per week on every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.
Thai Vietjet has also been officially recertified with the Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT).
The new certificate, bestowed to the airline by Minister of Transport Arkhom Termpittayapaisit, is in line with the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) standards.
Presented during a special ceremony themed “Let’s Enjoy a New Journey,” the airline also announced a new international route from Bangkok to Dalat, known as the ‘City of Flowers’ and a much loved mountainous retreat for local and international travellers, particularly from Thailand.
“We believe that the recertification will further reaffirm the confidence of travellers across the globe in our services and the Thai airline industry as well,” said Nguyen Thi Thuy Binh, Thai Vietjet CEO.
“To further deliver our promise to contribute to the growth of Thai tourism, I am also pleased to announce the opening of Thai Vietjet’s new international route from Bangkok to Dalat in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. The new flight will be launched just before the International Flower Festival of Dalat, which is held in December this year. I am delighted that people from these two countries can now enjoy their neighbouring country even more through our expanding flight network,” said Binh.
|Vietjet chairwoman Nguyen Thanh Ha (3rd from left), Vietnamese Ambassador to Thailand Nguyen Hai Bang (2nd from right), VIP guests from the Thai government, and Thai Vietjet leaders toasted the new journey of Thai Vietjet|
According to Minister Termpittayapaisit, Thai Vietjet is the 12th carrier to pass the recertification process since CAAT started the programme.
“I have witnessed the airline’s dedication to prepare and improve 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," said the minister.