Korean Air to launch Seoul - Phu Quoc direct flights

By VNA   October 17, 2023 | 06:29 pm PT
Korean Air to launch Seoul - Phu Quoc direct flights
Phu Quoc Island is seen from above. Photo by Ky Anh
Korean Air will start direct flights connecting Seoul to Phu Quoc from late November to meet the increasing travel demand of South Korean tourists to Vietnam's largest island.

Starting from November 26, the Korean carrier will operate a daily return flight on the route, which departs from Seoul at 3:45 p.m. (local time) and arrives in Phu Quoc at 7:50 p.m.

The return trip from Phu Quoc will depart at 9:20 p.m. and arrive at Seoul's Incheon airport at 4:50 a.m. the next morning (local time).

Korean Air's opening of the route signals that Phu Quoc will witness an influx of Korean tourists besides their popular destinations like Da Nang and Nha Trang.

According to a survey by Yonhap, the number of Korean tourists to Phu Quoc is gradually increasing thanks to the word-of-mouth effect, to a level that signage in Korean can easily be seen at restaurant or massage facilities in the center of the island city.

According to data from the Vietnam National Authority of Tourism, Vietnam welcomed more than 2.27 million Korean tourists in the first eight months of 2023, about 16 times higher than that of the same period in 2022.

Up to now, South Korea is the largest market sending visitors to Vietnam.

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