The first nonstop air route between the Vietnamese coastal province of Khanh Hoa, home to the famed resort city of Nha Trang, and the Thai capital of Bangkok launched its inaugural flight on Friday.
The Bangkok Airways flight PG993 carrying 122 passengers landed in Cam Ranh International Airport from Bangkok on Friday afternoon, commencing the first-ever service between the two localities.
Following Friday’s inaugural flight, the Bangkok-based carrier will offer four flights a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, using the 144-seat Airbus A319 aircraft.
The nearly two-hour service is expected to promote tourism, economy and social affairs between Vietnam and Thailand.
Later on the same day, flight PG994 also departed from Cam Ranh International Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok for the return leg.
Bangkok Airways is the first international airline to open a route between Bangkok and Cam Ranh. The south-central province is the fourth destination of the Thai carrier in Vietnam.
Previously, Bangkok Airways began flying between Bangkok and Da Nang in May 2016, before launching the Bangkok-Phu Quoc and Chiang Mai-Hanoi services in October 2017 and March 2018, respectively.