Taipei, Dec. 6 (CNA) Vietnamese budget carrier Vietjet Air announced Friday that it will begin operating regular flights between Taiwan and Can Tho, southwestern Vietnam in January.
The Taoyuan-Can Tho route will include four round-trip flights per week, starting from Jan. 10, 2020, the carrier said, adding that the new service aims to expand the airline's international flight network while creating more convenient connections for travelers looking to visit famous destinations in Vietnam.
Can Tho is Vietnam's fourth largest city and a transportation hub in the southwest of the country. The flights will depart Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from Can Tho at 12:40 p.m. and arrive in Taoyuan at 5:10 p.m, while return flights will take off from Taoyuan at 6:10 p.m. and land in Can Tho at 8:55 p.m, it said.
After five years in Taiwan, Vietjet operates the most routes between Vietnam and Taiwan with eight routes, including Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City/Da Nang -- Taipei, Ho Chi Minh City/Hanoi -- Taichung/Kaohsiung, as well as Ho Chi Minh City-Tainan.
Currently, Vietnam Airlines is the sole operator for Taoyuan-Can Tho flights.