More flights to Con Dao Island Vietnam

By Lang Thang.

Because of increasing demand from the Vietnamese tourist to travel to Con Dao Island in southern Vietnam, local air carriers are increasing flights to the island starting from the summer of 2011.


Con Dao Island Vietnam
Con Dao island - Vietnam

According to VASCO, a subsidiary of Vietnam Airlines, the air firm are starting flights between Can Tho City (in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam) and Con Dao Island on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday starting from 1-June-2011. Currently, VASCO is having 21-24 flights/week between Ho Chi Minh City and Con Dao Island. The air firm may increase to 28 flights/week in the summer of 2011. All flights with VASCO are with ATR72-500.

Air Mekong, a newly founded local airline in Vietnam, also offer daily flights between Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and Con Dao Island instead of 2-3 flights per week as earlier.

Con Dao Island is the name of an archipelago in southern Vietnam 1 hour flight from Ho Chi Minh City and 40 minutes flights from Can Tho. Con Dao was a notorious prison by the French and later the US when they were in Vietnam during the wars. Con Dao is being turned into a popular beach destination for the Vietnamese tourists and foreign travellers to Vietnam. Luxury resorts and other tourist infrastructure is springing up on the island.