25/09/2014 09:02 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Phu Quoc to be linked with Singapore, Siem Reap by air

HCM City , September 25 (VNA)- Two air routes connecting Phu Quoc island district in southern Kien Giang province with Singapore and Siem Riep of Laos will be officially launched in November this year.

The information was released at a ceremony hosted by the Kien Giang provincial People’s Committee , Vietnam Airlines, and the Vinpearl Joint Stock Company in Ho Chi Minh City on September 24, announcing the province’s overall trade promotion cooperation and campaign to lure visitors to Phu Quoc.

The national carrier will run two flights a week between Phu Quoc and Singapore by A320 aircraft from November 2 and three flights a week between Phu Quoc and Siem Reap by ATR-72 planes from November 18.

According to Vietnam Airlines Deputy General Director Trinh Ngoc Thanh, the two new air routes will pave the way for Phu Quoc to become the country’s major special economic zone in the future.

Vietnam Airlines is looking into launching more international routes from Phu Quoc to other destinations in Southeast Asia as part of the tourism sector’s programme “Five countries, one destination”, he added.

Le Van Thi, Chairman of Kien Giang’s People’s Committee, stressed that the new air routes will serve domestic and international travel demands, boost investment in Phu Quoc and promote it as a tourist destination.

Vinpearl Joint Stock Company also plans to inaugurate and put into operation its new resort called Vinpearl Resort Phu Quoc on November 1. The 300ha resort will include a five-star hotel system with 700 rooms, an amusement park and a 27-hole golf course that meets international standards.
Phu Quoc has attracted over 200 projects worth 135 trillion VND (6.3 million USD), 18 of which have been completed. To serve its tourism development, Kien Giang province is calling for investment in building an international sea port in Duong Dong town, expecting to accommodate luxury ships carrying 5,000 passengers.
VNA/VNP