VOV.VN - Asiana Airlines Inc, the second largest carrier by revenue of the Republic of Korea (RoK), has decided to reopen a direct air route to Phu Quoc island in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang.
Under to a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed recently at Phu Quoc International Airport, both sides will cooperate in strengthening marketing activities for the direct flight as of November 2021. They include popularizing Phu Quoc’s tourism and business potential in an effort to attract additional visitors and businessmen to the island.
The representative of Asiana Airlines hopes that the signing of the MoU will create a solid premise for the local aviation and tourism industries to recover from a long suspension period due to the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Asiana Airlines had previously run four flights each week to Phu Quoc Island since August 2019. However, in March 2020, the airline was forced to suspend the operation due to the impact of the pandemic.
Phu Quoc, the nation’s largest island, boasts an area of approximately 600 square kilometres.
It is blessed with an array of beautiful beaches featuring white and golden sand, crystal-clear water, pristine forests, and a mild climate. It sits in a good location which can connect with both key tourism markets in the region and throughout the wider world.
The island city is scheduled to welcome back international visitors this month.