VietJet Thailand takes off to India

VietJet will offer Buddhist pilgrim charters to Bodh Gaya, in India's Bihar state
VietJet will offer Buddhist pilgrim charters to Bodh Gaya, in India’s Bihar state

VietJet Thailand has celebrated its first flights, with the launch of a new charter service to India.

Earlier this month, the low-cost carrier took off from Bangkok for the first time for a flight to Bodh Gaya, the holy town in northeast India’s Bihar state. Passengers included monks and pilgrims from Vietnam and Thailand who were travelling to the town for a Buddhist ceremony.

From the beginning of January 2015, VietJet Thailand will operate charter flights every Saturday between Bangkok and Bodh Gaya.

VietJet Thailand is a new joint venture between Vietnamese low-cost carrier VietJet Air and Thailand’s Kan Air.

As well as these initial charter services, the carrier plans to develop a network of low-cost routes across Thailand and the Asia Pacific region using a fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft based at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport.

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