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First Cần Thơ-Bangkok direct flight takes off

Update: June, 28/2017 - 17:26
Passengers get on the first Cần Thơ-Bangkok flight at Cần Thơ International Airport. — VNA Photo
Viet Nam News

CẦN THƠ – The first direct flight from the Mekong Delta city of Cần Thơ to Bangkok, Thailand, took off from Cần Thơ International Airport on Tuesday morning, carrying 179 passengers. 

The service will serve increasing travel demands during summer.

The next eight direct flights on the Cần Thơ-Bangkok route are scheduled for July 1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25 and 29. 

A return ticket on the route is being sold for VNĐ4.8 million (US$211.2), while the five-day and four-night Thailand holiday package, including air tickets, is currently being offered at VNĐ6.99 million ($307.56). 

Trần Tưởng Huy, director general of WorldTrans – the route’s operator, said the opening of the direct service is a breakthrough in air travel in the Mekong Delta, adding that he expected it would open new opportunities for the tourism industry in the two cities of Cần Thơ and Bangkok. 

With this service, people from Cần Thơ and the Mekong Delta in general will no longer have to travel to HCM City by bus or car to take flights to Bangkok. 

The Cần Thơ International Airport operates regular flights to some of Việt Nam’s popular destinations, such as Hà Nội, Đà Nẵng, Phú Quốc and Côn Đảo, while it occasionally, mostly during the Tết holiday, serves international flights to Taiwan. 

WorldTrans plans to open more routes from Cần Thơ to other Asian nations in the future to meet the local rising demand. – VNS

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