Air route launched between Phu Quoc and Singapore
Update: Nov 04, 2014
An air route linking Viet Nam’s Phu Quoc island in the southern province of Kien Giang and Singapore was launched at Phu Quoc International Airport on November 2.

To start, Vietnam Airlines will operate flights twice a week using A321 airplanes. It will later adjust the number of flights to market demand and operational effectiveness.

This is the second international air route to Phu Quoc after a route between the island and Russia was launched in February 2014.

The introduction of Phu Quoc - Singapore flights is expected to serve the travel needs of entrepreneurs and tourists, and popularise the island’s image, thus further promoting trade, investment and tourism.

The third international air route will link Phu Quoc and Cambodia’s Siem Reap from mid-December 2014 onwards.

In operation since December 2012, Phu Quoc International Airport received nearly 700,000 passengers in 2013, a year-on-year increase of 39 percent, with around 37 percent of total tourists being international tourists.

It catered for more than 800,000 people in the first 10 months of 2014, up by 53 percent compared to the previous year, and expects to welcome 1 million passengers for the whole year.

On November 1, the five-star tourism complex Vinpearl Phu Quoc was inaugurated on the island.

Invested by real estate firm Vingroup, the complex covers more than 300ha and includes a hotel and villa area with 750 rooms, an entertainment centre, and a 27-hole golf course.

It is the biggest project in Kien Giang province and expected to considerably improve high-end tourism services and infrastructure on the island.