No-frills Vietjet on Monday announced its latest direct service linking Ho Chi Minh City to Thailand’s Pattaya via U-Tapao International Airport.
The carrier’s daily service will take one hour and thirty minutes per leg, starting from December 23.
The daily flight departs from Ho Chi Minh City at 1:25 pm and arrives in U-Tapao at 2:40 pm; the return flight from U-Tapao takes off at 11:25 am and touch down in Ho Chi Minh City at 12:55 pm.
To celebrate the new route, more than 100,000 super-saving tickets priced from just VND0, excluding taxes and fees, are on sale from December 2 to 5, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (GMT+7).
The promotional tickets are applicable to all flights from Vietnam’s Da Lat, Da Nang and Taichung in Taiwan to Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi), from Ho Chi Minh City to Pattaya (U-Tapao International Airport), as well as all of Thailand’s domestic routes from Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) to Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phuket, Krabi, Udon Thani, Phuket – Chiang Rai, and Udon Thani – Chiang Rai.
The travel time is from December 23, 2019 to October 24, 2020, excluding public holidays.
The tickets are available on Vietjet’s website, mobile app or Facebook.
Following the launch of the Ho Chi Minh City-Pattaya route, Vietjet will operate the most routes and highest flight frequency between Thailand and Vietnam with eight direct services totally, including Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City/Da Nang/Haiphong/Da Lat-Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi), Ho Chi Minh City-Phuket/Chiang Mai, and Ho Chi Minh City-U-Tapao.
The offering of the newest service is expected to actively promote the number of tourists traveling from Ho Chi Minh City and the southern provinces of Vietnam to the Rayong and Pattaya area, a popular international tourist destination in Thailand.
The new service will also create a more convenient connection for international visitors via two gateways at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City and U-Tapao International Airport in Thailand.
A beach city about two hours of driving south of Bangkok, Pattaya is one of the top tourist cities for foreign visitors and local people alike.
It is a popular destination for those who want to see some of Thailand’s coastal delights while still enjoying all the trappings of a big city.
Although the beaches may not be as famous as those in Phuket in the south, they are still beautiful and have a lot of activities and entertainment.