Update: 09:21 | 14/09/2017
Thanh Hoa is working to open more flights to and from the central province to boost tourism development, according to the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
Vietjet planes are being used for Thanh Hoa-Bangkok charter flights (Photo: Vietjet).
The department said 12 charter flights with 957 passengers linking Thanh Hoa and Thailand’s Bangkok were operated by the Vietnam Travel and Marketing Transport Joint Stock Company (Vietravel) in the last two months using Vietjet planes.
The Thanh Hoa People’s Committee has provided some financial support for airplane rental and installed export-import control equipment at the province’s Tho Xuan airport.
The Thanh Hoa-Bangkok route aims to help popularise tourist attractions in Thanh Hoa and neighbouring areas such as Sam Son beach, Ho Dynasty Citadel, Tam Coc-Bich Dong, and FLC Samson Beach and Golf Resort, the department noted.
Tho Xuan is one of the airports with the fastest growth rates in Vietnam and is expected to serve 1 million passengers in 2017, about ten times more than when it became operational in 2013.
The provincial administration is asking the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of National Defence to suggest Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc adjust the airport’s planning to develop this port of entry into an international airport.
Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Le Thi Thin said local authorities will continue providing favourable conditions for Vietravel to operate more Thanh Hoa-Bangkok flights.
She added the province is going to improve infrastructure, equipment and personnel quality while diversifying services at Tho Xuan airport to better serve passengers. It will also work with big companies to launch charter flights to China, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Chinese Taiwan,