|Passengers check-in at the new terminal of Đà Nẵng Airport. VNS Photo Công Thành |Viet Nam News
ĐÀ NẴNG — Budget carrier VietJetAir plans to launch a new route from the central city of Đà Nẵng to Osaka, Japan later this year, becoming the second budget airline to offer the new air route.
An official from VietJetAir confirmed to the Việt Nam News that the new route will help lure more Japanese tourists and investors to Đà Nẵng and destinations in central Việt Nam.
He said the airline had been completing procedures to launch the flight soon.
According to the city’s tourism department, low cost carrier Jetstar Pacific will officially launch its Đà Nẵng-Osaka in September, and booking will be opened next month.
The department said VietJetAir, who launched a Đà Nẵng-Seoul route last week, will operate the Đà Nẵng-Incheon with daily flight from May 31st.
VietJet Air plans to launch flights from Đà Nẵng to South Korea’s Daegu City on 15 June, with seven flights per week.
In 2014, the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines officially launched the first direct flight connecting Narita Airport, Tokyo, and Đà Nẵng with seven direct flights per week.
The number of Japanese tourists to Đà Nẵng is expected to grow 15 to 20 per cent due to the launch of direct flights.
More than 400,000 Japanese tourists visited the city last year. — VNS