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Bamboo Airways launches three new direct flights to Con Dao, southern Vietnam

12:02 | 10/09/2020

For the first time, passengers can travel directly from Hai Phong and Vinh to the southern archipelago of Con Dao. Hanoians can enjoy direct travel to Con Dao after 8 years. The three direct flights from Bamboo Airways will be valid starting September 29.

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bamboo airways launches three new direct flights to con dao southern vietnam
Since September 29, passengers from Hanoi, Hai Phong, and Vinh can enjoy a direct flight to Con Dao (Photo: Shutterstock)

Passengers who want to reach Con Dao normally have to depart from Ho Chi Minh City on small planes, in accordance with the local airport's conditions. However, since September 29, passengers from Hanoi, Hai Phong, and Vinh can take Bamboo Airways’s special Embraer 195 aircraft to get to Con Dao. Each takes about one to two hours. Tickets are open for sale from 0:00, September 10.

Embraer is the world's third largest civil aircraft manufacturer, after Boeing and Airbus. The Embraer 195 aircraft measures 38.67 m in body length, 10.57 m in tail length, and a wingspan of 28.72 m. It can carry up to 124 passengers.

Bamboo Airways is not the first airline to operate direct flights from Hanoi to Con Dao. Earlier in 2012, Air Mekong deployed this flight with a Bombardier CRJ 900 jet but had to stop working after a year. At the end of 2018, Vietjet Air also planned to operate the Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh City - Con Dao route by A319 aircraft with a frequency of 4-6 flights/day, but there has been no official announcement about this route.

bamboo airways launches three new direct flights to con dao southern vietnam
Con Dao boasts pristine beaches with crystal-clear water (Photo: Du Lich Vietnam)
bamboo airways launches three new direct flights to con dao southern vietnam
(Photo: Lu Hanh Vietnam)
bamboo airways launches three new direct flights to con dao southern vietnam
A lot of people come to witness the baby turtle crawling to the sea (Photo: Thanh Nien)
bamboo airways launches three new direct flights to con dao southern vietnam
Inside Con Dao prison (Photo: Du Lich Con Dao)

Con Dao, located off the coast of Ba Ria – Vung Tau province, is a famous destination with pristine beaches, brilliant coral reefs, dangerous canyons, as well as famous historical and spiritual sites.

The archipelago covers an area of 76 square kilometers, includes 16 islands of different sizes. In Con Dao, visitors can explore the beaches of Dam Trau, Bai Nhat, An Hai ... or visit An Hai lake. Watching the turtles laying eggs during its nesting season in Con Dao is another mere attraction that draws considerable attention. Those into historic adventures can visit Con Dao prison, or pay tribute at Hang Duong cemetery, and Vo Thi Sau’ grave.

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