Vietnam’s Vietravel Airlines is commence operations to Bangkok from 16 December, its first international destination since commencing operations about a year ago.

The daily flights from Hanoi will be operated by Airbus A321s, the airline says in a statement on its website.

Vietravel Airlines

Source: Vietravel Airlines

Vietravel also disclosed its intentions to operate daily flights to Bangkok from Ho Chi Minh City, but did not commit to a launch date.

When it began operations in 2021, the leisure carrier, owned by travel agency Vietravel Holdings, said it hoped to launch international flights in its first two years of operations, to destinations in countries like Singapore, South Korea and Thailand.

The airline currently has a fleet of three A321s, and plans to grow it to six examples by end-2023.

According to Cirium schedules data, there are three other carriers flying between Hanoi and Bangkok Suvarnabhumi.

Vietnam Airlines has thrice-daily operations with a mix of A321s and A350s, while low-cost operator Vietjet Air operates daily flights with its A321s. Meanwhile, Thai operator Thai Smile Air flies twice a day between the two cities.