|Vietnam Airlines plans to open route between Nha Trang and Seoul on March 25. — VNA Photo|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — National carrier Vietnam Airlines will open a new route linking the central province of Khánh Hòa’s Nha Trang City with Seoul in South Korea.
The route will be officially opened on March 25 with four Airbus A321 flights per week.
The flights will depart at 9.35pm from Cam Ranh Airport every Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday and will return from Incheon Airport at 6.20am every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday. The trip will take some five hours.
This will be the fourth route of Vietnam Airlines to link Việt Nam with Seoul. The airline already operates flights from Hà Nội, HCM City and Đà Nẵng to Seoul.
The new route is an important step in the implementation of the agreement on trade promotion, tourism and aviation signed between the provincial People’s Committee and Vietnam Airlines in October 2017.
Nha Trang has many famous beaches and warm weather throughout the year, with convenient transportation. Meanwhile, Incheon International Airport is the largest airport in South Korea and is a major hub for flights, passengers and cargo for the whole of East Asia.
According to statistics of the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation, Việt Nam ranks third in average weekly passenger arrivals to Incheon Airport.
To mark the launch of the new route, Vietnam Airlines has launched a promotional programme, with return tickets priced at VNĐ5.29 million (US$231.7), from now until April 30. The booking is valid from March 25 to April 30, 2018.
The price does not include taxes, fees and other charges. — VNS