During a recent investment conference, VietJet announced it will expand its presence on the southern-Vietnam island of Phu Quoc with new routes and more flight frequencies.
The airline will launch flights to four new domestic and international destinations from Phu Quoc: Da Nang and Van Don in Vietnam, and Chengdu and Chongqing in China. Daily flights between Phu Quoc and Da Nang will start by the end of the year, while the Van Don flights will be launched in mid-2020.
For the new Chinese destinations of Chengdu and Chongqing, VietJet will start with charter flights with bookings through Chinese tour operators.
VietJet will also increase its weekly flights from Phu Quoc to both Hong Kong and Seoul-Incheon. This winter, flights to Hong Kong will be increased from four to six times weekly and seven to fourteen for flights to Seoul-Incheon.
Known as the “Emerald Isle” or the “Pearl Island,” Vietnam has been building up Phu Quoc as an emerging destination with new hotel developments and has been named as a special economic zone. Also, Vietnam has eased the entry requirements for foreign travelers heading to Phu Quoc by allowing a visa-free stay for up to 30 days.
Since its opening in 2012, Phu Quoc’s airport has aided the fast-growing tourist market in the area and has since become a hub for VietJet and Vietnam Airlines. VietJet currently operates regular commercial flights from Phu Quoc to Hai Phong, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong, and Seoul-Incheon.