Vietjet has officially opened two international flight services connecting the Vietnamese city of Can Tho with Taipei and Seoul, the capital cities of Taiwan and South Korea, respectively.
Starting today (16/1), the Can Tho – Taipei route will be serviced by four weekly return flights, while the Can Tho – Seoul (Incheon) route will fly three return flights each week.
Known locally as the “western capital”, Can Tho is located 169 kilometres (105 miles) from Ho Chi Minh City in the Mekong Delta. The fourth-largest city in Vietnam, it is famed for its floating markets, rice paper-making village and picturesque rural canals. Home to around 1.5 million people, the city is located on the south bank of the Hau River, which is a distributary of the Mekong River.
Can Tho International Airport opened in 2011. Vietjet has been operating flights from here since 2014. The airline currently offers a total of seven domestic routes and two international destinations from its hub at Can Tho International Airport.
Vietjet is an international low-cost airline headquartered in Vietnam, founded in November 2007 and launched in December 2011. At that time, it was only the second private airline to offer domestic flights in Vietnam. The carrier’s inaugural flight took off on Christmas Day 2011, flying from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi. Vietjet carried its 25 millionth passenger in December 2015, and continues to grow.