PM cuts ribbon to launch three new air routes from Hai Phong city
16:36 | 10/05/2019

VGP – Viet Nam’s newest carrier Bamboo Airways on May 10 launched three new routes from the northern port city of Hai Phong to Quy Nhon (Binh Dinh province), Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho city with a frequency of one return flight per route per day.

At the launching ceremony of three new air routes from Hai Phong city to Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho and Quy Nhon  - Photo: VGP

The event was attended by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

The predicted flight time is 1 hour and 35 minutes per leg on the Hai Phong-Quy Nhon route, 2 hours on the Hai Phong-Ho Chi Minh City route, and 2 hours and 5 minutes on the Hai Phong-Can Tho city route.

These are the first three air routes in Bamboo Airways’ plan to construct a network of routes connecting the Cat Bi International Airport (Hai Phong) with domestic airports (Da Nang, Phuc Quoc) and international airports (Bangkok, Singapore, Seoul, Siem Reap) in the future.

According to Standing Vice President of Bamboo Airways Dang Tat Thang, the launching of these new routes is part of the firm’s roadmap to conduct flights on 37-40 domestic and international air routes in 2019, aiming to serve the demand of passenger and cargo transportation and contributing to enhancing trade and tourism connectivity between regions across the country.

Photo: VGP

Chairman of the Hai Phong municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Van Tung said that the Cat Bi International Airport targets to serve 2.5 million arrivals of passengers and 16,000 flights this year, up 11% year on year in the number of flights.

In 2019, Bamboo Airways has set a goal of increasing its flight frequency to 100 per day and serving 5 million arrivals of passengers.

By Vien Nhu

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