Air begins service between Ha Noi, South Korea’s Busan
HA NOI — Vietnam
Airlines officially announced yesterday the launch of a new direct flight from
Ha Noi to Busan, South Korea, running three times per week which begins today.
Vietnam Airlines will
utilise the A321 aircraft to fly the route said its deputy general director Pham
Ngoc Minh in yesterday launching ceremonyin Ha Noi.
The carrier has so far
implemented three Korean destinations into its flight schedule: Ha Noi-Seoul;
HCM City-Seoul and HCM City-Busan flying to each city once per day, said Minh.
This 4th flight route from Ha Noi to Busan will meet the growing transportation
demands of tourism and also create chances for economic and cultural exchanges
contributing to co-operation between the two countries.
This new direct flight is
part of the airlines’ plan to develop Viet Nam as a transport depot in the
This expansion will be
supplemented by better customer service to clients, diversification of available
direct travel destinations and should increase competitiveness in the market by
offering greater investment and tourism activities between Southeast South Korea
and Viet Nam.
Deputy General Director of
the Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam (CAAV) Lai Xuan Thanh, at the
launching ceremony, said the travel demands of Korean tourists has risen
considerably; an average increase of 40 per cent a year; between 2002 and 2006,
the average yearly increase was 78 per cent. The number of travelers reached
418,000 last year establishing the Korean market as a key niche of the Vietnam
Three flights are offered
on Monday, Thursday and Saturday. — VNS