Illustrative image (Source: vnexpress.net)

Hanoi (VNA) - An air route using helicopters to connect Vung Tau city and Con Dao island district of the southern province of Ba Ria - Vung Tau will be launched on April 26.

Run by the Southern Vietnam Helicopter Company using Russian-made Mi-17-1V and Mi-172 helicopters, round-trip flights will take off on Friday and Sunday with flight duration of one hour. 

The flight from Vung Tau airport will depart at 13:30, while the return flight will leave Con Dao at 15:30.

The price for a one-way ticket is 2.2 million VND (94.5 USD).

The air route is expected to help promote tourism development in Ba Ria- Vung Tau.-VNA