Cam Ranh International Airport in central Khanh Hoa province will see the daily arrival of three direct flights carrying tourists from Russia’s Far Eastern region to central Khanh Hoa province from now until April 2013.

The first three direct flights from Russia ’s Far Eastern Region, conducted jointly by the travel agent Anh Duong and its Turkish partner Pegas Turistik, touched down the airport on October 25 with a total of 550 passengers aboard.

The passengers, of whom the majority is tourists, will holiday on the coast near Nha Trang in Khanh Hoa and around Phan Thiet in southern Binh Thuan province.

According to Hoang Thi Phong Thu, President of the Board of Directors of travel agent Anh Duong, Anh Duong and Pegas Turistik started to fly in tourists from nine cities in Eastern Russia to Khanh Hoa and Binh Thuan in late October last year with one flight a day.

So far, they have brought 60,000 Russian tourists to Vietnam , most of them from the Eastern region.

The companies expect to transport between 70,000-100,000 Russian holiday-makers to Khanh Hoa from now to April 30.

Khanh Hoa still leads the central region in attracting Russian tourists, welcoming more than 53,000 visitors annually.-VNA