Vietnam Airlines has completed preparations for the official launch of a direct service between Cam Ranh International Airport in the central coastal Khanh Hoa province and Moscow .

According to Luong Van Thanh, Director of the Cam Ranh International Airport , this is the first direct international route to Cam Ranh since the airport was upgraded to international level four years ago.

The route will be launched on April 5. Vietnam Airlines plans to operate one flight every Friday, using Boeing 777s.

Charter flights from Russia ’s Far East to Cam Ranh airport have continuously increased over the past three years, with an average 7-8 flights per week in winter and 1-2 during other seasons of the year, Thanh said.

The Moscow-Cam Ranh air route is expected to help draw more Russian tourists to Vietnam ’s central coastal localities.-VNA