Vietnam to open more direct flights to Cambodia, Singapore

Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam’s national air carrier Vietnam Airlines will open direct flights from Phu Quoc Island in southern Kien Giang province to Cambodia and Singapore from November this year, Vietnam’s government portal reported Friday.

Specifically, Vietnam Airlines will operate three flights per week from Phu Quoc to Siem Riep of Cambodia by ATR72 aircraft, and two flights per week from Phu Quoc to Singapore by Airbus 321 aircraft.

Currently, the Phu Quoc International Airport operates two domestic routes and one international route between Phu Quoc and Russia.

Phu Quoc is Vietnam’s largest island and belongs to Kien Giang province, about 1,220 km south of capital Hanoi. Domestic and foreign investors are encouraged to invest in the island, especially its infrastructure and tourism, to make it an attractive resort destination.

From March 2014, Phu Quoc allowed foreign tourists to visit visa-free for a period of up to 30 days. Source: Xinhua