Bangkok – Vietnam Airlines’ representative office in Thailand hosted a conference on tourism and business promotion themed
“Rediscover Vietnam” in Bangkok on July 26, aiming to speed up post-COVID-19 tourism
Addressing the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to Thailand Phan Chi Thanh praised efforts
made by the national flag carrier in increasing the number of flights to promptly
serve the travel demand of passengers since it has resumed the regular route
connecting Vietnam and Thailand.
The firm has sensitively reacted to market movements, he said, affirming that
these practical actions have contributed to strengthening economic, tourism and
cultural cooperation between Vietnam and Thailand.
The diplomat also shared with great difficulties that Vietnam Airlines’ partners
had to face during the last two years, stressing that these difficulties and
challenges showed the value of friendship, cooperation and mutual support between
the two countries.
He affirmed that the embassy always supports and creates favourable conditions
for tourists from Thailand to visit Vietnam, as well as helps connect Thai
businesses with Vietnamese partners in the field of tourism, and logistics supply
Dao Truong Luu, head of Vietnam Airlines’ representative office in Thailand, said during the last two years, Vietnam Airlines and its
partners have still effectively exploited wide-body aircraft with a frequency
of six flights per week, transporting more than 6,000 tonnes of cargo from
Thailand to Vietnam annually, 2% higher than the volume in 2019. In 2022, it is expected to transport
an estimated 6,500 tonnes of goods.
Luu said that since Vietnam and Thailand removed most of the
travel restrictions, the number of air passengers has increased rapidly.
Thailand is also one of the prioritised markets among 15 international destinations where Vietnam Airlines has resumed its regular flights.
The airline operates three regular direct flights connecting Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City with Bangkok. As scheduled, the number of flights will increase to four flights
per day from October this year, and will rise to six flights
per day in the second quarter of 2023.
Vietnam Airlines is considering restoring two routes, namely Da Nang – Bangkok
and HCM City – Phuke, from early 2023, Luu said.
At the conference, Vietnam Airlines pledged to ensure stable
flight schedules and absolute safety, and provide passengers with high-quality services, contributing to promoting cultural, economic, political
and social exchange between Vietnam and Thailand./.