PHNOM PENH (The Cambodia Herald) - A new international airport has started operations on the Vietnamese island of Phu Quoc [in Khmer it is called Koh tral] off the Cambodian province of Kep, the Vietnam News Agency reported.
The report said that Phu Quoc International Airport, which began operating on Sunday, had a 3,000-meter runway capable of receiving Boeing 777 and 747-400 aircraft
VNA said the new airport was located in Duong To commune and replaced a small local airport in the town of Duong Dong.
By next week, daily flights from both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are expected to be servicing Phu Quoc, which is known a Koh Tral in Khmer.
Phu Quoc is part of the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang, which has recently allowed Cambodian vehicles to enter the border district of Ha Tien in a bid to boost local tourism.