Vietjet increases frequency of Hanoi – Bangkok route

Friday, 18/08/2023 16:52
Vietjet will increase the frequency of Hanoi - Bangkok route to three return flights per day with convenient flight time from August 30, reported Vietnam News Agency.
Illustrative photo (Photo: Courtesy of Vietjet) 

With the increased frequency, passengers can fully enjoy their time to discover Thailand with tickets priced from only 0 VND which being opened for sale on every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at and Vietjet Air mobile app.

New flights take off from Hanoi at 09:55 and land at 11:45 (local time), while flights from Bangkok to Hanoi take off at 12:45 (local time) and land at 14:35.

Vietjet operates 196 flights per week between Vietnam and Thailand. (Photo: Courtesy of Vietjet) 

Vietjet operates 196 flights per week between Vietnam and Thailand, from Ho Chi Minh City/Hanoi/Da Nang/Phu Quoc to Phuket, Chiang Mai, Bangkok and easily connects with Thai Vietjet for Thailand’s domestic flights.

In addition to a great numbers of flights with flexible and convenient flight schedules, Vietjet has always offered attractive 0 VND promotions, given free Sky Care travel insurance, got points on loyalty programme SkyJoy and many other attractive gifts only available at Vietjet.

The new-age carrier Vietjet has not only revolutionised the aviation industry in Vietnam but also been a pioneering airline across the region and around the world. With a focus on cost management ability, effective operations, and performance, applying the latest technology to all activities and leading the trend, Vietjet offers flying opportunities with cost-saving and flexible fares as well as diversified services to meet customers’ demands.

Vietjet is a fully-fledged member of International Air Transport Association (IATA) with the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate. As Vietnam’s largest private carrier, the airline has been awarded the highest ranking for safety with 7 stars by the world’s only safety and product rating website and listed as one of the world's 50 best airlines for healthy financing and operations by Airfinance Journal in many consecutive years. The airline has also been named as Best Low-Cost Carrier by renowned organizations such as Skytrax, CAPA, Airline Ratings, and many others.

Vietnamese longans hit Thai supermarket shelves for first time

Visitors to Tops supermarket at CentralwOrld, a shopping plaza and complex based in Bangkok (Thailand) are able to purchase Vietnamese longans as of August 18, reported the Voice of Vietnam.

Vietnamese longans are on sale at Tops supermarket in Thailand from August 18. (Photo: 

The longans have been harvested in the growing area which fully meets GlobalGAP standards, along with the various requirements for export to the Thai market.

According to Cong Thuong (Industry and Trade) newspaper, the Vietnamese longans on Tops supermarket shelves are from the Mekong delta city of Can Tho.

The juicy fruit is priced at THB518 per kg, equivalent to around VND350,000 per kg. To mark its debut, a promotional pricing strategy has been adopted, with one kilogram of the fruit now costing just VND230,000 in Thai supermarkets.

Up to 2.3 tonnes of longan from the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam are expected to be sold in the Tops retail system of Thailand’s Central Retail Group as part of this occasion.

Earlier, Central Retail Vietnam and its partners had reached a deal following negotiations to promote the export of Vietnamese longans to the Thai market through retail channels.

The sales of Vietnamese longans coincided with the Vietnamese Week in Thailand 2023 – the Magic Taste of Vietnam – which has been organised by Central Retail Group and opened at CentralwOrld on the evening of August 16.

More than 100 Vietnamese businesses from various Mekong Delta provinces and Ho Chi Minh City are therefore showcasing their products at the event in order to seek further business and investment connectivity opportunities. The trade fair is expected to attract around 500,000 arrivals.

According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, longans are currently mainly consumed domestically. Although Vietnamese longans have been exported to several major markets, including China, Australia, the United States, Singapore, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, and Japan, the export volume remains modest, especially with regard to fresh longans.

The Vietnamese longan export turnover in 2021 reached US$23.3 million but fell to US$13.9 million in 2022.

Vietnamese writers win Southeast Asian Writers Award

Three Vietnamese writers Tran Quang Dao, Vo Khac Nghiem, and Vinh Quyen have received the SEA Writers Award, also known as the Southeast Asian Writers Award, at a recemony recently held in Bangkok, Thailand, reported the Voice of Vietnam.

Three Vietnamese writers win Southeast Asian Writers Award (Photo: Vietnam Writers' Association) 

They were among winners of the SEA Writers Award which has been given by ASEAN over the past three years of 2019, 2020, and 2021.

Accordingly, Tran Quang Dao was recognised for his work “Bay Trong Mơ (“Flying in the dream), while Vo Khac Nghiem was honoured for his work “Thị Lộ chính danh”. In addition, Vinh Quyen was presented for his work “Trong vô tận” (In the endless).

Founded in 1979 with support given by the Thai Royal family, the annual award recognises and honours the various works of contemporary poets and writers throughout Southeast Asian countries.

The SEA Writers Award has also been awarded to several other Vietnamese writers and poets, including Nguyen Ngoc Tu (2008), Cao Duy Son (2009), Nguyen Nhat Anh (2010), Bang Viet (2003), Nguyen Khai (2000), Nguyen Duc Mau (2001), Le Van Thao (2006), To Huu (1996), Ma Van Khang (1998), Tran Van Tuan (2007), Huu Thinh (1999), along with Nguyen The Quang, Tran Hung and Le Minh Khue in 2019.

Second Vietnamese athlete wins ticket to Paris 2024 Summer Olympics

Markswoman Trinh Thu Vinh officially won a slot at the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics after achieving a high result at the 53rd ISSF World Shooting Championships qualifiers in Azerbaijan on August 17, reported Vietnam News Agency.

Markswoman Trinh Thu Vinh (Photo: 

According to the Vietnamese shooting team’s coach Hoang Xuan Vinh, 23-year-old Thu Vinh ranked fifth in the women's 10m air pistol event with 579 points, only five points lower than the score of the first-ranking shooter.

As the two athletes ranked above her had previously won tickets to the Olympics, Vinh was eligible to be present at this tournament.

With this result, Thu Vinh became the second Vietnamese athlete to be able to compete at the Games, after cyclist Nguyen Thi That.

This honour was brought about by the gold medal that That had successfully defended at the 2023 Asian Road Cycling Championships in Thailand on June 12./.

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