Vietjet will soon commence two direct flights from Bangkok and Chiang Rai to Udon Thani, a north-eastern Thai province with a significant Vietnamese overseas community.
The opening ceremony for the new routes, attended by Vietnam’s prime minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Thailand’s deputy prime minister Anutin Charnvirakul, as well as senior delegates from both countries, was held during the 35th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok from November 2-4, 2019.
“The two cities of Chiang Rai and Udon Thani that Vietjet has chosen are tourist destinations not only for Thais but also foreign travellers… The new routes will surely contribute to the transportation and cooperation between Thailand and Vietnam,” said Anutin.
The Bangkok-Udon Thani route will operate daily from November 25, 2019. Flights will depart Bangkok at 19.20 and arrive in Udon Thani at 20.30, while the return flight will take off from Udon Thani at 21.10 and arrive in Bangkok at 22.20. An additional thrice-weekly service will be available every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Flights will depart Bangkok at 16.25 and arrive in Udon Thani at 17.35.
The Chiang Rai-Udon Thani route will be available thrice-weekly every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, from November 26, 2019. Flights will depart from Udon Thani at 18.05 and arrive in Chiang Rai at 19.10, while the return flight will take off from Chiang Rai at 19.40 and arrive in Udon Thani at 20.45.