|First: Bangkok Airways has become the first Thai airline to fly direct from Bangkok to Phú Quốc. — Photo ch-aviation.com|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — Bangkok Airways launched its first direct flight from Bangkok to the resort island of Phú Quốc on Sunday, becoming the first airline to fly directly to the island from Thailand.
Flights are scheduled on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, and take about 1 hour 45 minutes.
Britain’s TUI Airways has also launched charter flights from Britain to Phú Quốc from November 1, while Italian leisure airline Neos has scheduled its first flight from Milan to Phú Quốc in December.
One of the most popular tourist destinations in southern Việt Nam, Phú Quốc received 2.8 million visitors in the first nine months of this year, well above the target of 1.8 million set at the beginning of this year. — VNS