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Vietjet launches Hanoi-Siem Reap direct route

Thursday, 14/12/2023 | 09:56:06 [GMT +7] A  A

Air carrier Vietjet on Tuesday held a ceremony to launch a new route linking Hanoi directly with Cambodia's Siem Reap.

Vietjet launches Hanoi-Siem Reap direct route
A Vietjet aircraft is seen at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy

The event took place within the framework of the Vietnam-Cambodia investment and trade promotion forum with the attendance of Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, his Cambodian counterpart Hun Manet, representatives from ministries, agencies and businesses of the two countries.

The flights will serve passengers from Dec. 15, with seven round-trips per week and a flight time of 1 hour and 45 minutes per leg.

The Cambodian PM spoke highly of the opening, adding he hopes that Vietjet will open more routes connecting Vietnam with Cambodia.

According to a representative from Vietjet, the Hanoi - Siem Reap route will contribute to facilitating and promoting cooperation in investment, tourism, and cultural and educational exchanges between Vietnam and Cambodia.

While Vietnam's main tourism markets like South Korea and the U.S. are still recovering to pre-Covid levels, Southeast Asia has become a bright spot for its inbound tourism.

Cambodia is now Vietnam's fastest growing tourism market with the number of visitors in the first 11 months of this year at 179% higher than the same period of pre-pandemic levels.

Source: VnExpress