Thailand’s Vietjet airline made its first flight from Bangkok to Singapore today with a welcome ceremony at Singapore’s Changi International Airport.
On the inaugural flight, the first group of passengers to Singapore were welcomed with the signature in-flight performance “Fly for Love” from the Thai Vietjet cabin crew and received a special souvenir from the airline.
The maiden flight VZ520 from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport landed safely at Changi International Airport with a warm welcome from H.E. Mr Chutintorn Gongsakdi, Ambassador of Thailand to Singapore; Ms Patsalin Swetarat, Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand for Singapore and the Philippines; Mr Lim Ching Kiat, Managing Director, Air Hub Development, Changi Airport Group; and Mr Luong Truong An, Executive Vice President, Thai Vietjet.
“We are excited to welcome Thai Vietjet Air to the Changi family, joining its sister airline Vietjet Air. Passengers on the new services will benefit from the airline’s strong domestic network, with more travel options between Singapore and Thailand, via Bangkok and Phuket.
“Thailand was Changi Airport’s 5th largest passenger market pre-Covid, and has consistently been within our top 10 markets even during the pandemic. As of April 2022, we have seen a 36% recovery in seat capacity between the two countries and we look forward to welcoming back more passengers at Changi Airport as travel in the region resumes,” said Mr Lim Ching Kiat, Managing Director, Air Hub Development, Changi Airport Group.
“The new service Bangkok–Singapore launch today marks another successful milestone for Thai Vietjet. We are thrilled to connect Thailand and Singapore through direct flights that will provide more leisure and business accessibility and opportunities for the citizens & travellers from both countries.
“After a long period of pandemic disruption, the services connecting Thailand and Singapore will play a critical role in assisting the two nations’ trade & economic recovery while also serving the growing travel demand in the region,” said Mr Woranate Laprabang, Chief Executive Officer of Thai Vietjet.
In the initial stages, flights between Bangkok and Singapore will operate thrice a week, on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday with a flight duration of two hours and 25 minutes. This will later be increased to five flights a week with a daily service to be added in June 2022.
The airline was recently awarded the “Most Passenger- Friendly Cabin Crew” in 2021 by the International Finance Magazine.