Thai VietJetAir wants to concentrate on international routes by 2024 and have an entirely Boeing fleet.
By 2024, Thai VietJetAir, a low-cost airline, intends to operate only Boeing aircraft, gradually retiring its remaining Airbus fleet.
Moreover, the airline situated at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) announced that it would switch its network focus from local to international destinations.
According to Ch-aviation, Thai VietJet is already departing from its usual home market in Thailand by starting to fly to Vietnam, Japan, China, Cambodia, Singapore, and Taiwan. With the addition of flights from Ho Chi Minh Airport (SGN) to Sydney International Airport (SYD) and flights to Melbourne Airport, its affiliated airline, VietJet Air, recently announced its development in the Australian market (MEL).
Twelve A320-200s and six A321-200s, all leased from VietJetAir, make up the remainder of Thai VietJet’s Airbus fleet, which the CEO Woranate Laprabang reportedly claimed will be phased out by 2024.
The first 50 Boeing B737-8 orders placed by Thai VietJetAir will begin to arrive in mid-2023 through 2027. Once it gradually obtains the Boeing orders, the airline will hand over its Airbus aircraft to VietJetAir. Woranate added that Thai VietJetAir will concentrate on expanding its routes to the IndoChina region before moving on to Southeast Asia.