Attracting flight routes, passengers to Can Tho, Mekong Delta

Attracting flights and passengers to Can Tho, Mekong Delta - Photo 1.

On April 6, 2022, Vietjet announced the reopening of 10 routes to and from Can Tho city – Photo: VJ

Regarding the service prices for flight control and take-off and landing services regulated by the State, the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam proposes to amend the circular to apply service rates to all international and domestic flights to and from Can Tho. until the end of 2025 equal to 30% of the price bracket and from 2026 to the end of 2030 70% of the price bracket.

Apply the ceiling price of economy class tickets on domestic routes to and from Can Tho equal to 80% of the current maximum price bracket, piloting from now until the end of 2022 to encourage domestic tourists to come to Can Tho. .

Priority is given to landing and take-off time (slot) at Noi Bai and Tan Son Nhat airports for flights to Can Tho, Rach Gia, Ca Mau and Phu Quoc airports (expected from May 1, 2022).

Consider improving service capacity at Phu Quoc airport such as adding check-in counters, service personnel…

Bring Can Tho airport soon to ensure 24/7 operation so that it can receive international flights in the evening time frame.

There is soon a plan to upgrade, renovate and expand Ca Mau and Rach Gia airports capable of receiving Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft to boost tourism potential and connect domestic and regional trade.

Proposal to apply visa exemption for foreign passengers on direct international flights to Can Tho airport and plan to stay in Can Tho city for at least 2 nights as currently applied to flights international to Phu Quoc.

Strengthen the development of focused and key tourism programs for international and domestic tourists to the Mekong Delta region to promote regional strengths and connect regional tourism products. with other localities to provide tourists with diversified and synchronous products.

Previously, on April 8, the Prime Minister had an opinion to direct relevant ministries and agencies to research and have preferential price policies for routes to and from Can Tho airport; At the same time, research to increase the frequency and open new routes to the Mekong Delta region in general and Can Tho airport in particular to reduce traffic congestion and facilitate travel for people in the region. Mekong Delta by air.

According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam, with the 2022 summer flight schedule, Vietnamese airlines are exploiting 8 routes from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Hai Phong, Vinh, Thanh Hoa, Nha Trang and Hue to airports. flights in the Mekong Delta (Can Tho, Phu Quoc, Ca Mau, Rach Gia) with 657 round-trip flights/week, an increase of 351 round-trip flights/week compared to the 2019 winter flight schedule, the time before the epidemic. COVID-19.

For international flights, Vietnamese and foreign airlines such as China Southern Airlines (China), Asiana Airlines, Jeju Air, Jin Air (Korea) and Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air plan to exploit the following routes: international routes from Guangzhou, Incheon, Singapore to and from Phu Quoc from May and June 2022 with a total frequency of 45 return flights/week.

The route to and from Can Tho, Rach Gia and Ca Mau has not had many tourists yet

Currently, the route to Phu Quoc is being exploited relatively effectively by Vietnamese airlines (mainly from tourists).

As for the flight routes to and from airports in the Mekong Delta region such as Can Tho, Rach Gia and Ca Mau, mainly serve the internal travel needs of people in this area, there are not many tourists. schedule, has not really brought efficiency to airlines.

New international routes during the 2019-2020 market launch period were hit by a pandemic, so now they have to redeploy them from the beginning.

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