|WorldTrans launches Cần Thơ - Bangkok air route at Cần Thơ International Airport. — VNA/VNS Photo|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The World Transportation Services Joint Stock Company (WorldTrans) on Wednesday launched a direct air route between the Vietnamese city of Cần Thơ City and Bangkok, Thailand’s capital city.
The first flight carrying 180 passengers departed from Cần Thơ International Airport to Bangkok on Wednesday morning on board an Airbus 320 owned by Thai Vietjet Air, a Thai low-cost airline and an associate company of Vietjet Air.
WorldTrans said it would co-operate with domestic travel companies to operate charter flights between the Vietnamese and Thai cities.
WorldTrans will operate 28 charter flights within three months from June to August 2018, serving about 5,000 passengers.
The first Cần Thơ-Bangkok flight leaves at 9:05 am, while the first trip from Bangkok leaves at 7:00 am. The flight duration is one hour and 25 minutes. To date, WorldTrans has sold 5,000 tickets.
WorldTrans General Director Vũ Đức Biên said after three months of operation, WorldTrans will study the possibility of maintaining the air route until the end of 2018 and come up a new plan for 2019.
Apart from this air route, WorldTrans aims to operate 100 charter flights from Cần Thơ and other Vietnamese cities and provinces to Japan, the Republic of Korea, China, and other Asian countries.
According to the municipal People’s Committee, the travel demand in Cần Thơ and the Mekong Delta in general is increasing.The launch of the Cần Thơ-Bangkok air route is expected to open new opportunities for the tourism sector in the Mekong Delta city. — VNS