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Bangkok Airways launches new direct flight between Bangkok and Phu Quoc in Vietnam

From 29 October, Bangkok Airways is launching a new direct flight between Bangkok and Phu Quoc beach, making it the only scheduled airline to fly to Phu Quoc Island in Viet Nam from Thailand. The airline will offer four flights per week, using a 70-seater ATR 72-600.

According to President of Bangkok Airways, Mr. Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth, this new launch aims to improve its network to cover the Indochina region and provide better flight connections for travellers, besides offer regional connecting airlines to Phu Quoc Island for code share partners. “We anticipate that the majority of our passengers will be businessmen and tourists from Thailand and Vietnam.

Moreover, having a link to this beautiful island of Southern Vietnam will make it easier for our passengers traveling aboard our code-share-partner airlines from around the world to connect to Phu Quoc and other major gateways of Vietnam such as Danang, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City,” – explained Mr. Puttipong. Mr. Puttipong announced the launch of the new flight at a press briefing held alongside a photo exhibition under the theme “Phu Quoc -Pearl of Southern Vietnam” at Bangkok Airways’ Blue Ribbon Club Lounge in Suvarnabhumi Airport. Among the event’s many distinguished guests was H.E. Mr. Nguyen Hai Ban (2nd from left), Ambassador of Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the Kingdom of Thailand.

Located in the Gulf of Thailand, Phu Quoc beaches – known as Pearl Island, has recently been appointed as a Special Economic Zone by the Vietnamese Government with the expected annual economy growth up to 25–30%. Phu Quoc attracted over 1.45 million tourists from all over the world in 2016. Thanks to the 30-day visa free policy for foreigners, Phu Quoc beaches now is one of the most popular tourism destinations in Southeast Asia for European travelers, especially Germany, England, France, Switzerland and Russia.