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Thai Vietjet wins award for post-pandemic recovery and expansion

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Low-cost airline Thai Vietjet has been awarded the “Fastest Growing Low-Cost Airline – Thailand 2022” by the International Finance Awards 2022. The award was presented to the airline at an event in Bangkok, according to a report by TTR Weekly.

The award recognises Thai Vietjet’s ability to respond to the return of international tourism, as the travel industry began to recover post-Covid-19 when borders re-opened.

VietJet announced flights to and from Australia this week too.

In 2022, Thai Vietjet carried over 6 million passengers and resumed 11 international routes. The airline also received two new aircraft and maintained its second-place position in the domestic market for capacity share.

The International Finance Awards are presented by International Finance Magazine, a business and finance publication published by International Finance Publications Limited in the UK. The awards recognise international industry talent, leadership skills, industry net worth, and international capabilities.

Woranate Laprabang, Thai Vietjet CEO, says the award acknowledges the airline’s ability to bounce back from the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Despite the challenges, we’ve learned to adapt and stay strong. Throughout 2022, we were among the first airlines to lead in opening and resuming numerous international flight services.”

Woranate says the airline plans to keep going at its current pace and currently operates regular commercial flights from its Bangkok Suvarnabhumi hub to several Vietnamese cities, including Ho Chi Minh City, Da Lat, Danang and Phu Quoc.

The carrier has also resumed flights to Fukuoka, Taipei, Singapore, and Phnom Penh, and operates charter flight services from Bangkok to Nanjing and Kunming.

From the middle of this month, Thai Vietjet will also launch a non-stop direct service between Chiang Mai and the Japanese city of Osaka.

SOURCE: TTR Weekly

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