Traveling to Con Dao before the opportunity from the new direct flight

Experts in economics, tourism and aviation will discuss the problem of exploiting direct flights to Con Dao and developing sustainable tourism at the event on September 12.

As a famous destination in Vietnam, Con Dao is not only loved by domestic tourists but also attracts foreign visitors. This place 40 nautical miles from Ba Ria - Vung Tau owns 16 islands, large and small with typical ecosystems of all three regions of the North, Central and South.

Up to now, Con Dao still has a wild, fresh and mysterious beauty. Many world travel magazines have named this place on the list of impressive destinations, a land of "steel" bearing the symbol of the Vietnamese revolution.

According to the statistics of the Department of Tourism of Ba Ria - Vung Tau, in 2019, Con Dao welcomed nearly 400,000 visitors, an increase of 37% compared to 2018. However, the traveling conditions are limited, especially passengers only have options. Choose to fly from Ho Chi Minh City, making Con Dao tourism somewhat inhibited.

Bai Nhat is 6km from the center of the island. Photo: Tappasan Phurisamrit.

Currently, Con Dao airport is still limited in infrastructure, can only receive ATR 72 or equivalent aircraft, cannot operate at night ... Aim to solve the problem of convenient travel to Con Dao by road. airline, Bamboo Airways recently announced that it is the second airline, after VASCO, to operate direct flights from the North to Con Dao. From September 29, customers in Hanoi, Hai Phong and Vinh (Nghe An) can travel to Con Dao on flights operated by the airline. Tickets are open for sale from 0:00 on September 12.

With the aim of assessing the potentials, promoting tourism development in the "paradise" of Con Dao sea, the People's Committee of Ba Ria Vung Tau province, the General Department of Tourism, cooperated with Bamboo Airways to hold the seminar " to Con Dao: Experience a new tourist paradise "at FLC Sam Son, Thanh Hoa. Taking place from 15h to 18h30 on September 12, the conference will be broadcast live on VnExpress.

The event was attended by representatives of the General Department of Tourism, the Aviation Administration, leaders of Ba Ria - Vung Tau province and leading economic experts. With two sessions, representatives of management agencies, businesses and experts will assess the situation to find out potential tourism products that are being left open, and predict the trend of Con Dao tourism during the pandemic. . Besides, there are issues related to the role of investment businesses, efforts and solutions of local governments, the companionship of relevant ministries in solving difficulties for local tourism. Phuong.

Particularly with the deployment of 3 new direct flights to Con Dao, representatives of Bamboo Airways and experts will raise the barriers of airport infrastructure, number of flights, accommodation facilities ... and suggest proposal for disassembly.

Embraer E195 aircraft with a capacity of 90-110 passengers, is operated by Bamboo Airways on Con Dao flight. Photo: Bui Thanh.

The flight plan to Con Dao is highly expected by Bamboo Airways. The company said it will use 3 Embraer E195 jets with a capacity of 124 passengers to exploit these journeys. However, according to Bamboo Airways Deputy General Director, Nguyen Ngoc Trong, the airline will only carry about 100 passengers per flight to ensure safety.

The company also builds flexible prices, based on the supply and demand of the market to serve customers. The details of the ticket price for each sector have not yet been announced, but the flight sector is expected to be sold at the lowest price of VND1.6 million (excluding taxes and fees).

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