A Vietnamese-Russian venture will begin bringing Russian tourists to Ho Chi Minh City on charter flights this October, two months ahead of schedule.
Hoang Thi Phong Thu, chairman of the Anh Duong Company, had told news website Thoi Bao Kinh Te Saigon (Saigon Times) that the company and its Turkish partner, Pegas Touristik, would bring Russian tourists to HCMC on charter flights starting in December.
But since a large number of tourists have booked flights, they decided to start the services on October 13, she said.
She said the companies would use a Boeing aircraft on that day.
Three charter flights a month are expected from Russia to HCMC.
The itinerary will offer Russian tourists two days in HCMC along with their stays in other provinces like Binh Thuan, Ba Ria-Vung Tau and Kien Giang.
Most Russian tourists head to Vietnam on charter flights operated by Anh Duong and Pegas Touristik. The venture expects there will be 7-8 charter flights each day this winter, doubling the number from last winter, according to Thu.