On Mar. 2 Cam Ranh International Airport received four flights from Russia ’s Far East region with almost 790 passengers aboard.

They will holiday on the coast in Nha Trang in the central province of Khanh Hoa and Phan Thiet in southern Binh Thuan province.

According to Hoang Thi Phong Thu, President of the Board of Directors of the company Anh Duong, her firm, in cooperation with Turkish partner Pegas Turistik, started to fly in tourists from nine Far East cities to Khanh Hoa and Binh Thuan in late October 2011.

So far, they have brought 27,000 Russian tourists to Vietnam , much more than the previously anticipated 20,000 for the period October 2011-April 30 this year.

The organisers have now decided to develop this into an all year round service instead of ceasing on April 30 as originally planned, after the increasing demand from people in Far East Russia who want to visit Vietnam , said Thu.

They added that from mid-February to date, they have operated 11-12 flights a week, each carrying 180 passengers. Most of the Russian visitors were pleased with their experience and many stayed for 10 days or more, visiting other nearby resorts and popular tourist spots.-VNA