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Can Tho, VNA ink deal on int’l air route development

By Trung Chanh

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CAN THO – The municipal government of Can Tho in coordination with Vietnam Airlines JSC (VNA) will study and develop international air routes linking Can Tho with destinations in key markets after the Covid-19 pandemic is brought under control, as part of their comprehensive partnership for the 2021-2025 period.

Duong Tan Hien, vice chairman of the municipal government, issued a dispatch about implementing comprehensive cooperation between the two sides during the period.

According to the dispatch, the city’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism will be in charge of rolling out cooperation activities, joining hands with VNA to develop programs to promote Can Tho’s tourism at home and abroad during the five years.

The municipal Transport Department will coordinate with the relevant units, consulting with the municipal government to propose the resumption of domestic and international air routes in key markets once the pandemic is contained.

Earlier, the Mekong Delta city and VNA had signed an agreement on the cooperation program, with one of the important cooperation activities being studying and developing international air services to key markets.

Besides, the two sides will team up to work out measures to promote domestic tourism from 2021 to 2025, develop airfare supporting policies for travel firms that join tourism promotion programs and launch more domestic air routes linking Can Tho with other provinces. They will also support and encourage businesses to use services and products offered by VNA and other local carriers under the corporation, such as Vasco and Pacific Airlines.

In October this year, Can Tho decided to resume domestic flights on seven routes linking the city with Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Lam Dong, Haiphong, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Danang and Hanoi, as suggested by the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam.

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