Budget carrier Vietjet Air announced the opening of a new route linking Phu Quoc island in the southern province of Kien Giang with Seoul of the Republic of Korea (RoK), on December 7.
The event was witnessed by Vietnamese National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Speaker of the RoK’s National Assembly Moon Hee-sang, and Vietjet Chairwoman Nguyen Thanh Ha, among others.
The Phu Quoc – Seoul route will operate daily return flights from December 22, with a flight time of around 5.5 hours per leg. Tickets for the air route are now on sale at www.vietjetair.com.
Speaking at the event, Vietjet Chairwoman Ha said that Vietjet was the first airline that offered flights to Phu Quoc International Airport in 2012, and it launched the first flight linking the RoK and Viet Nam in 2013.
Since then, Vietjet has quickly gained the trust and love of locals, the business community and tourists travelling between the two countries, while also actively contributing to the promotion of trade and tourism between the two countries and across the region. The airline has carried more than two million passengers between the two countries, she added.
Dubbed “the Pearl Island”, Phu Quoc covers an area of approximately 570km2, making it the largest island in Viet Nam. As a well-known tourist spot, Phu Quoc has attracted strong levels of investment in hotels and resorts in recent years.
With this new service linking Phu Quoc and Seoul, Vietjet has not only created more convenient travelling opportunities for locals and tourists in both countries but will also further fly the flag for this stunning island, contributing to more investment and tourism growth in the future.