|Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc (fifth from left) and other delegates attend the ceremony to announce Vietjet's new routes. — VNS Photo
KIÊN GIANG — Budget carrier Vietjet plans to open two domestic routes connecting Phú Quốc Island and Đà Nẵng, Vân Đồn and two international ones linking the Kiên Giang Province’s island with Chengdu and Chongqing (China).
This information was delivered by the airline during the Kiên Giang Investment Promotion Conference which opened here on Monday in the presence of Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, senior State leaders and representatives from ministries, organisations as well as domestic and international investors.
The Phú Quốc–Đà Nẵng and Phú Quốc-Vân Đồn routes will be operated from the end of this year and the middle of next year, respectively, with a frequency of seven flights per week.
Meanwhile, two new international routes – Phú Quốc–Chengdu and Phú Quốc– Chongqing – will be launched from the end of this year with three round-trip flights per week.
Vietjet said it will increase the frequency of two operating international routes linking Phú Quốc with Hong Kong and Incheon to six flights per week and 14 flights per week, respectively, this winter to meet the rising demand of passengers.
Since the first flight to Phú Quốc in 2012, Vietjet has continuously expanded its flight network, connecting the island to many provinces, cities, and other countries in the region. That has helped connect trade and tourism to facilitate residents, tourists and investors to Phú Quốc and Kiên Giang Province, while also contributing to speeding up local economic growth.
“With huge economic, tourism potential, Phú Quốc Island and Kiên Giang Province is expected to become an economic leader of the southern region, an attractive destination for tourists and investors, especially when air transport becomes more convenient than ever with many new routes will be operated in the near future,” Vietjet said in a statement. — VNS