An Uzbekistan Airways charter flight transporting 158 passengers from Uzbekistan yesterday landed at the Phu Quoc International Airport in Phu Quoc Island City off the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang. The tourists will have a 10-day stay on the island, the SaigonTimes reported.
At least one direct flight departing from this Central Asian country to Phu Quoc weekly, 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’s known for white-sand beaches and resorts, most of which are along the palm-lined southwest coast. More than half of the island is part of Phú Quốc National Park, which features mountains, dense tropical jungle, hiking trails and wildlife. Duong Dong is the largest town, with day and night markets selling crafts, produce and fish.
As of October 2022, Phu Quoc Island has served 528 international flights. Domestic and international tourist arrivals in the island have reached over 1.7 million, meeting over 87% of the island city’s full-year target.