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Airfare, visa incentives proposed for int’l passengers to Can Tho airport

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Aside from airfare reductions, a visa waiver should be offered to foreign passengers who arrive at Can Tho airport on international flights and stay in the city for at least two nights, according to the national aviation authority.

These are part of the aviation authority’s proposal recently sent to the Ministry of Transport to boost flights to and from the Can Tho International Airport in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, aimed at developing Can Tho into an air transport hub that will help promote socio-economic growth in the delta.

The aviation authority proposed the Transport Ministry amend a Circular on aviation service prices. Accordingly, aviation service prices for all international and domestic flights to/from Can Tho by the end of 2025 should be revised to equal 30% of the prices set in the circular and equivalent to 70% from 2026 till the end of 2030.

The price cap for domestic travel to/from Can Tho should be adjusted to be equal to 80% of the current one, with effect from now until the end of the year. Besides, Can Tho and other provinces in the delta need to offer incentives for airlines operating flights to Can Tho.

The aviation authority suggested that more check-in counters and staff members be added to the airport to improve its capacity. In addition, further measures should be taken to ensure the airport is operational 24/7 to receive international flights at night.

Further, more tourism promotion programs and seminars need to be launched to attract domestic and international visitors to Can Tho and the delta as a whole.

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