An Uzbekistan Airways charter flight carrying 158 passengers from Uzbekistan landed yesterday at Phu Quoc International Airport in Phu Quoc Island City off Kien Giang Province in the Mekong Delta. The tourists will have a 10-day stay on the island, the Saigon Times reported.
At least one direct flight departs weekly from this Central Asian country to Phu Quoc, and the flight frequency would be increased later.
Phu Quoc is a Vietnamese island off the coast of Cambodia in the Gulf of Thailand. It is known for its white-sand beaches and resorts, most of which lie along the palm-fringed southwest coast. More than half of the island is part of Phú Quốc National Park, which includes mountains, dense tropical jungle, hiking trails, and wildlife. Duong Dong is the largest city, with day and night markets selling crafts, produce and fish.
As of October 2022, Phu Quoc Island has operated 528 international flights. Domestic and international tourist arrivals on the island have reached more than 1.7 million, equivalent to more than 87% of the island city’s full-year target.