Vietnamese startup low-cost carrier (LCC) VietJet Air has taken its first steps toward international expansion with the first flights of its new Thai VietJet Air subsidiary. Since obtaining an air operator’s certificate from the Thai Department of Civil Aviation last month, the new carrier—a joint venture (JV) between the Hanoi-based VietJet parent company and Chang Mai-based Kannithi Aviation—has conducted trials with a leased Airbus A320-200. The new startup hoped to ...

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