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Budget airline Thai Vietjet has commenced services between Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport and Fukuoka Airport, located on the north shore of Japan’s Kyushu island. The route is the airline’s only service linking Thailand and Japan. The airline will operate the route three times per week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays with an approximate flight duration of 5 hours 30 minutes. The Bangkok to Fukuoka flight departs at 2:05am and lands at 9:30am. The Fukuoka to Bangkok route will depart at 10:30am and arrive at 2:10pm. The route’s inaugural flight from Bangkok was given a warm welcome at Fukuoka Airport on Saturday […]

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I’m assuming they couldn’t get a slot at Kansai, Centrair or Narita. All three would be a much bigger potential market. 

Can’t even argue for Fukuoka having a large Vietnamese community: only the 8th biggest in Japan. 

Seems they’re looking to capture a small niche market. 

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