Vietnam Net Bridge, 18 June 2015.  Can Tho backs plan for air service to Bangkok.

An edited extract of the original article appears below.

The government of Can Tho City has thrown support behind Vietravel’s plan to partner with Thai VietJet to open an air link between the Mekong Delta city and Bangkok of Thailand.

Dao Anh Dung, vice chairman of Can Tho City… said Vietravel would work with Thai VietJet and the Consulate General of Thailand in HCMC over the plan.

Vietravel proposed one chartered flight (Airbus with 160 seats) every five days on the route in the initial time to meet demand for air travel between Can Tho and Bangkok…

As for the Can Tho-Dalat route, Dung said tourists have found it inconvenient to travel by air between the two destinations when there are only two weekly flights on Thursdays and Sundays…

Vietnam Air Services Co. (VASCO) kicked off the Can Tho-Dalat route on May 7 and its seating occupancy averaged nearly 58% before jumping to some 70% over the past week. The subsidiary of Vietnam Airlines uses its 67-seat ATR72 for Can Tho-Dalat flights and fares start from VND999,000…

Can Tho attracted more than 2.47 million visitors in the first five months of this year, up 75% compared to the same period last year. The total number included 237,740 foreigners.

In addition to flights to Dalat, there are services connecting the city and HCMC, Hanoi, Phu Quoc, Con Dao and Danang as well as Taiwan.



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