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Cam Ranh on Vietnam’s Southern Coastline Takes Off

Vietnam’s Cam Ranh is soaring for the stars with Bangkok Airways emerging as the latest in a string of airlines to unveil a direct route to the pristine coastal destination.

Starting Jan. 25, Bangkok Airways will operate four non-stop return flights weekly between Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport and Cam Ranh International Airport on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday aboard a 144-seat Airbus 319. The direction connection to Bangkok is the latest link forged between one of Vietnam’s hottest destinations and international markets.

Bangkok Airways’ new route comes hot on the heels of the launch of Cam Ranh International Airport’s USD 163 million international passenger terminal, which can now handle four million passengers per year with expansion plans in place to increase capacity further. The airport receives more than 30 international flights per day.

Long deemed a gateway to nearby bustling beach city Nha Trang, Cam Ranh is fast emerging as a destination in its own right. Its increasing popularity has been fuelled by the evolution of Long Beach, a stunning 8-kilometer stretch of white sand less than five minutes from the airport