People walk by the Xuan Huong Lake in downtown Da Lat, February 2022. Photo by Le Dang Khoa
Thai Vietjet, a subsidiary of Vietjet Air, resumed its direct service between Bangkok and the Vietnamese resort town of Da Lat Friday after a nearly three-year hiatus due to Covid.
There would be four weekly flights on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, the airline said on its website.
The Bangkok-Da Lat route was launched in 2017 and suspended in March 2020 as Vietnam closed its borders due to the pandemic.
Woranate Laprabang, general director of Thai Vietjet, said the resumption of the service would be a boost to economic and tourism recovery with both Thailand and Vietnam lifting most Covid travel restrictions.
Thailand has sent the fourth highest number of visitors to Vietnam this year – 153,400 – while Vietnam is one of That country’s largest source of foreign visitors post reopening with over 373,000, according to official statistics.
Situated on a plateau in the Central Highlands at around 1,500 meters above sea level, Da Lat enjoys year-round cool weather and is famous for its French colonial heritage.