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Thai budget airline begins Bangkok-Hanoi service

No-frills airline Thai AirAsia will begin a direct service between Bangkok and Hanoi October 17, and passengers can start booking next week, Tuoi Tre newspaper said.

The starting fare for a one-way ticket is just 1,449 baht plus taxes (equivalent to VND570,000 or $36). This compares to 13,785 and 17,480 baht charged respectively by Thai Airways and Vietnam Airlines.

The budget carrier would use 148-seat Boeing 737-300s on the sector, the Vietnam Civil Aviation Administration said.

A Thai AirAsia representative said the airline hoped to achieve 80% occupancy and had also applied to fly on the Bangkok–Ho Chi Minh City sector.

Thai AirAsia, a joint venture between Malaysia’s AirAsia and Thailand’s Shin Corp, is the second budget airline to fly to Vietnam, after Singapore’s Tiger Airways.

(Source: Tuoi Tre)



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