New international direct routes from Singapore to Bangkok and Phuket
Low-cost airline launches two flights on select days each week.
Low-cost airline Thai Vietjet is launching new international direct services from Singapore to Thailand’s capital city of Bangkok, from April 28, 2022, and from Singapore and Phuket from June 2, 2022.
“We are thrilled to connect Thailand and Singapore through direct flights that will provide more leisure and business accessibility and opportunities for the citizens of both countries. After a long period of disruption due to the pandemic, the services connecting Thailand and Singapore will play a critical role in assisting the two nations’ economic recovery while also serving the growing travel demand of individuals in the region,” shared Woranate Laprabang, CEO of Thai Vietjet.
For a start, the new international service from Singapore to Bangkok (Suvranabhumi) will operate flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays (two flights, one departing from Bangkok to Singapore at 9.45am and another departing from Singapore to Bangkok at 2.10pm), and direct flights from Singapore to Phuket will run every Thursday and Sunday (two flights, one departing from Phuket to Singapore at 10.45am and another departing from Singapore to Phuket at 2.40pm).
Recently, Thai Vietjet successfully initiated its maiden flight from Bangkok to Phnom Penh and resumed its international flight service between Bangkok and Da Nang. It has also maintained a steady service and increased its flight frequency between Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City.
These recent developments come just in time as travel restrictions for international travellers to Thailand are lifted. From April 1, 2022, negative RT-PCR results before departure and RT-PCR tests on day 5 in Thailand will no longer be required. Instead, travellers entering Thailand will only be required to purchase COVID-19 insurance with a coverage of US$20,000 (around S$27,268.50) (previously US$50,000 (around S$68,171.25)).
Along with its flight network expansion, the airline is introducing its official loyalty programme, SkyFUN, with a virtual “FUN Coin”, which aims to enhance passengers’ experience in three different member tiers: Silver, Gold and Platinum. This new loyalty programme will offer a whole new experience to the passengers with added benefits from the airline and its travel partners throughout the region. Members will enjoy different privileges according to their membership tiers.
Thai Vietjet has a total of 16 aircraft in its fleet, including 10 Airbus A320-200s and six Airbus A321-200s and plans to add more by the end of the year.
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