Thai Vietjet receives AOC recertification and launches new route from Bangkok to Dalat

Breaking News November 09, 2017 11:09

By The Nation

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Thai Vietjet has officially been recertified with the AOC (Air Operator Certificate) by the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT). The new certificate, bestowed to the airline by Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisit, is in line with ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) standards.

Presented during a special ceremony with the theme “Let’s Enjoy A New Journey”, the airline also announced a new international route from Bangkok to Dalat – known as the “City of Flowers”.

“We have worked closely with CAAT throughout the whole process to fully comply with ICAO standards,” said Nguyen Thi Thuy Binh, Thai Vietjet CEO.

“Today’s success is a significant step forward to reaffirming our commitment to international safety standards. We believe that the recertification will further reassure the confidence of travelers across the globe in our services and the Thai airline industry as well. To further deliver our promise to contribute to the growth of Thai tourism, today I am also pleased to announce the opening of Thai Vietjet’s new international route from Bangkok to Dalat in the Central Highlands of Vietnam.”

The Transport Minister of Thailand, Arkhom Termpittayapaisit, said: “Thai Vietjet is the 12th carrier to pass the recertification process since CAAT started to recertify the AOC for airlines on September 12, 2016. The AOC recertification today will enhance Thailand’s aviation industry.”

Commencing on December 18, the new Bangkok-Dalat route will be operated by an Airbus A320 with four return flights per week, flying every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

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