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New Vinh-Vientiane flight route planned to open

Update: August, 14/2013 - 11:00

HA NOI (VNS)— Central Nghe An Province and the Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam last week examined the possibility of opening a new air link between Viet Nam's Vinh City and Laos's Vientiane capital.

Around 180,000 people travel by road each year between Viet Nam's north central region and the Laos capital, passing through border gates such as Nam Can and Thanh Thuy in Nghe An Province, Cau Treo in Ha Tinh Province, and Na Meo in Thanh Hoa Province.

The need for a Vinh-Vientiane flight route has been evidenced by the sharp increases in the average number of annual passengers.

Following a test performed out of Vinh Airport, the Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam and the Nghe An Provincial People's Committee have agreed on an opening for the Vinh-Vientiane air route.

The first flight is scheduled for December 1 of this year. — VNS

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