A plane of Vietjet Air (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Low-cost carrier Vietjet Air will partner up with Can Tho to promote tourism in the Mekong Delta city.

Vietjet and the city’s People’s Committee signed a Memorandum of Understanding to this effect during an investment promotion event hosted by Can Tho on August 10.

Under the deal, the two sides will work together to expand the network of aviation services between Can Tho and other destinations, especially international flights, thus helping the city develop tourism, trade and attract investment.

On the occasion, the carrier was awarded an insignia by the Can Tho People’s Committee in recognition of its contributions to and investment in local development.

Vietjet began to operate flights to Can Tho in 2014, and at present it is running two domestic services between Can Tho and the capital city of Hanoi and the central city of Da Nang. At peak time, there are five flights daily to Can Tho from the two cities.

Vietjet Air is the first airline in Vietnam that operates a low-cost, modernized carrier model to provide a wide range of services to its customers.

With 60 A320 and A321 aircraft, the carrier runs over 380 flights per day to 94 domestic and international destinations.

Meanwhile, Can Tho is at the centre of the Mekong Delta, which is designed to be one of the seven key tourism regions of Vietnam under the master plan for tourism development until 2020 with a vision to 2030.

The city has an international airport, which is currently underused.

In the first seven months of this year, Can Tho served more than 5.2 million visitors, and the figure for the entire year is estimated to surpass 8 million.-VNA