|Representatives cut the ribbons to inaugurate the Rạch Giá-Phú Quốc route. — VNA/VNS Photo|
KIÊN GIANG — Bamboo Airways on Thursday operated its first flight from Rạch Giá City in the Mekong Delta province of Kiên Giang to Phú Quốc island, marking the opening of the route.
There will be three flights per week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, each taking only about 20 minutes.
Deputy Director of Bamboo Airways Trương Phương Thành said along with the Hà Nội/HCM City-Rạch Giá routes launched earlier, the Rạch Giá-Phú Quốc route is expected to better meet the travelling demand of residents in Kiên Giang and tourists.
It would help Kiên Giang enhance economic and cultural ties with other localities, and attract more tourists to Rạch Giá and Phú Quốc, he believed.
Permanent Deputy Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Mai Văn Huỳnh called on ministries, agencies, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam and businesses to facilitate the operations of airlines so that more flights to Kiên Giang would be conducted. — VNS