An air route from the southern resort island of Phu Quoc to China’s Guangzhou will begin in 2016, according to Huynh Quang Hung, Vice Chairman of Phu Quoc District People’s Committee in the southern province of Kien Giang.
Hung said the district, the Phu Quoc International Airport and a Chinese airline agreed at a recent meeting to launch the air route connecting Phu Quoc and Guangdong city in China’s southern Guangzhou province in January, 2016, with three flights each week.
The new service is hoped to bring more tourists to the island, which is known for its beautiful beaches.
The island district and the Phu Quoc airport are completing necessary legal procedures and make preparations for the opening of the new route.
In the past 10 months, Phu Quoc welcomed 750,000 domestic and international tourists, up 44 percent against the same period last year.
In the remaining two months, up to 85-90 percent of rooms in hotels and resorts have been booked and tourist arrivals are expected to reach 850,000 at the end of 2015, surpassing its year target.