|Passengers check in at Đà Nẵng International Airport. The airport hosted 23 daily direct flights with 2.35 million tourists on 239 flights per week in 2018. — VNS Photo Công Thành|
ĐÀ NẴNG — Budget carrier AirAsia will launch a daily flight between the central city of Đà Nẵng and Chiang Mai, Thailand from April 14.
Flights will take one hour and 45 minutes.
AirAsia already has a Bangkok-Đà Nẵng route with three flights per week, and a Đà Nẵng-Kuala Lumpur route with two flights per week.
According to the city’s airport authority, Thai Vietjet, Bangkok Airways and AirAsia were currently operating direct flights between Đà Nẵng and Bangkok.
It said nearly 400,000 tourists and passengers from Bangkok arrived in Đà Nẵng via direct flights in 2018. The new route would offer more chances for tourists travelling between Việt Nam’s central region and Thailand.
The city, which is situated at the end of the East-West Economic Corridor – linking Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Việt Nam, had 23 daily direct flights carrying 2.35 million tourists in 2018.
The city welcomed 7.6 million tourists last year, including 2.87 million foreigners, earning more than US$1.06 billion in revenue. — VNS