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Opening flight routes from Can Tho to Hai Phong, Vinh, Buon Ma Thuot
Date: 01/07/2020

On the afternoon of June 22, the People's Committee of Can Tho City cooperated with Vietnam National Airlines (Vietnam Airlines) to hold the conference "Vietnam Tourism - Bright Destination" and the talk show "Promoting Post-COVID 19 Tourism in the Mekong Delta via the strategy of linking aviation with tourism ”. Attendants at the event were representatives of the People's Committee of Can Tho City, Dak Lak, Nghe An; leaders of Departments of Culture, Sports and Tourism of provinces and cities; representatives of agencies, organizations and businesses in the tourism industry - tourism and economic experts.
Delegates cut ribbons to launch new flight routes

Within the framework of the event, Vietnam Airlines signed a cooperation agreement on tourism stimulation with locals whose new routes directly connect to Can Tho City, and held a ceremony to announce 4 flight routes between Can Tho and Hai Phong, Vinh, Buon Ma Thuot, and Da Lat.

Accordingly, the routes Can Tho - Hai Phong, Can Tho - Vinh have a flight time of about 2 hours, with the frequency of 3 return flights /week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Particularly, the route of Can Tho - Buon Ma Thuot has a flight time of about 1 hour and 20 minutes, with the frequency of 4 round trips/week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

From July 2, Vietnam Airlines will continue to open new routes between Can Tho and Da Lat-the  "flower city" with the frequency of 3 return flights/week, bringing the total number of 55 round flights from and to Can Tho City conducted by Vietnam Airlines Group per week. 

Vietnam Airlines signed a cooperation agreement on tourism stimulation with Departments of Culture, Sports and Tourism of provinces and cities of Can Tho, Lam Dong, Dak Lak, Nghe An, and Hai Phong.

Speaking at the event, Mr. Duong Tan Hien - Vice Chairman of Can Tho City People's Committee said: “The opening of domestic routes connecting Can Tho City to Vinh, Hai Phong, Buon Ma Thuot and organizing the conference "Vietnam Tourism - Bright Destination" in Can Tho City to stimulate domestic tourism is a very practical activity to gradually restore tourism industry after the Covid-19 pandemic, creating conditions for domestic tourism development, in line with the program "Vietnamese people travel Vietnam" launched by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism; At the same time, this is also an opportunity to attract investors to Can Tho City and provinces in the Mekong Delta. "

Mr. Le Hong Ha - Deputy General Director of Vietnam Airlines said: “The Mekong Delta is a potential market, early invested and developed by Vietnam Airlines upon its establishment of a branch in Can Tho 10 years ago. In particular, Can Tho City is the main gateway with 7 direct flight routes to locals across the country. Through these routes, Vietnam Airlines expects to contribute to the improvement of Can Tho International Airport and to contribute to the tourism and economic development of the local as well as of other provinces and cities that have connecting routes with Can Tho airport, especially in the context that the whole country is attempting to redevelop its tourism industry and its economy upon the new normal period. ”

At the seminar, the units and delegates discussed solutions to enhance tourist attractions to the Mekong Delta in general and to Can Tho City in particular. Some key solutions have been proposed such as making a preferential package of air ticket price - tour - hotel; promoting communication, promoting and diversifying tourism products; promoting spaces, characteristics of traditional local cultures, and improving the quality of safety services.

Currently, Vietnam Airlines Group is operating 7 routes connecting Can Tho City directly with Hai Phong, Hanoi, Vinh, Da Nang, Buon Ma Thuot, Con Dao, Phu Quoc. In particular, 3 new routes between Can Tho and Hai Phong, Vinh, Buon Ma Thuot are officially operating from today. With the addition of these 3 routes, it is expected that Vietnam Airlines Group will operate 52 return flights per week and transport 12,000 passengers via Can Tho International Airport.

These routes will open up favorable opportunities for tourists to come to Can Tho City easily and to explore the unique tourist destinations of the city as well as the Southwestern region like Ninh Kieu wharf, Cai Rang floating market, Gardens. Tram Chim National, flower villages, floating markets, gardens, and other famous destinations in Tien Giang, An Giang, Ben Tre, Dong Thap, Vinh Long, Soc Trang ...

Not only contributing to stimulating tourism demands in the Mekong Delta, but routes from Can Tho City also contribute to the tourism development of the locals, which have routes with Can Tho city, via the tourist flows from the Western provinces, thereby boosting a strong and overall recovery of the domestic tourism industry.

Earlier, in the morning of the same day, at Can Tho International Airport, Vietnam Airlines performed a water cannon ceremony to welcome the first flight from Hai Phong to Can Tho City (photo).

Welcome tourists on the first flight from Hai Phong City to Can Tho City


Source: Can Tho Portal - Translated by Thu Tat


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