Vietnam Airlines, Khanh Hoa sign agreement on tourism development
Update: Oct 19, 2017
The national carrier Vietnam Airlines and the People’s Committee of the central province of Khanh Hoa signed a deal to promote investment, trade and tourism and strengthen the image of the two sides on October 18.

Chairman of ​Khanh Hoa province’s People’s Committee ​Le Duc Vinh (L)
and General Director of Vietnam Airlines Duong Tri Thanh sign a deal on tourism development

Under the agreement, Vietnam Airlines will study increasing the frequency of flights and open new domestic and international routes to Khanh Hoa province. The firm will also offer preferential fares to local tourism and investment promotion delegations and help the province promote tourism at international fairs for the next three years.

Meanwhile, Khanh Hoa will support Vietnam Airlines’ new routes, while enhancing the capacity of Cam Ranh airport. The airline has also been recognised as the official carrier of major events in the province.

The two sides also agreed to cooperate in supporting media delegations travelling to and from Europe and North East Asia to explore local tourism potential and introduce Khanh Hoa to these markets.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Chairman of provincial People’s Committee Le Duc Vinh said the agreement was expected to help the province have more international flights to and from Cam Ranh International Airport, from European and Asian markets and spread the tourism brand name Nha Trang - Khanh Hoa globally.

Duong Tri Thanh, General Director of Vietnam Airlines, said the agreement marked a new step between the two sides, which would make cooperation more effective.

“Vietnam Airlines commits to performing effectively as a national airline and working with the province to promote the tourism potential of Khanh Hoa," said Thanh.

Currently, Vietnam Airlines and its subsidiary Jetstar Pacific operate four routes connecting Khanh Hoa with cities including Hanoi, HCM City, Da Nang and Vinh with 100 flights per week. 

In the first nine months of this year, the number of passengers to Khanh Hoa on Vietnam Airlines and Jetstar Pacific flights increased by 9 percent compared with the same period last year, reaching over 1.3 million passengers, accounting for 62 percent of total domestic arrivals to the province by air.