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Can Tho to open additional flights

Update: February, 13/2014 - 09:37
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HCM CITY (VNS)— The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta city of Can Tho is working with the Southwest Steering Committee to open five more local and international flights to the city.

According to the Can Tho People's Committee, the flights will be serviced between Can Tho and Da Nang, Lam Dong, Khanh Hoa, Thailand and Cambodia.

Pham Thanh Tam, director of Can Tho International Airport, also suggested that in the future the city should open international flights to South Korea and Taiwan where a number of overseas Vietnamese are living.

The city plans to organise a conference by the end of this month to promote services of more flights to Can Tho with the participation of local and international airlines.

Dao Anh Dung, vice chairman of the city's People's Committee, said the conference aimed to tap the potential of the city and enhance connectivity between the Mekong Delta and the rest of the country and the world. This in turn would attract more tourists and investors to the Mekong Delta.

Currently, Can Tho airport operates flights between the city and Ha Noi, Phu Quoc and Con Dao. It also operates flights to Taiwan during Tet (Lunar New Year).

Can Tho airport received 238,000 passengers last year, while its designed capacity is 3 million passengers per year. — VNS

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