A new air route connecting Da Nang city in the central region and Can Tho city in the Mekong Delta will be launched in 2014, according to Vice Chairman of Can Tho People’s Committee Dao Anh Dung.

Dung made the statement while working with provincial agencies on preparations for a conference to open more flights to the Can Tho International Airport slated for late February.

According to him, the new air route will be served by three flights a week, catering for the demand of businesses and tourists wishing to see both the Mekong Delta and the central region.

It will play an important role in boosting economic and tourism development in Can Tho city and the Mekong Delta region at large, he predicted.

Can Tho International Airport was put into operation in 2010. It is now serving domestic flights to Hanoi, Phu Quoc and Con Dao islands as well as international flights to Taiwan (China) during Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday.-VNA