|An aircraft of the national flag carrier, Vietnam Airlines, stops at Đà Nẵng International Airport. The city will launch more new air routes from 2020. — VNS Photo Công Thành
ĐÀ NẴNG — The central city will connect with more countries around the world as new flights are launched to more destinations from Đà Nẵng.
Direct and charters flights will operate connecting Đà Nẵng with Korea, Jakatar, Indonesia, Phnom Penh, Haneda, Japan, Taiwan, India, Australia and Russia from next year.
Deputy Director of the city’s tourism department Trương Thị Hồng Hạnh said Russian Anex Tourism Group (ATG) proposed the first chartered flights from four cities – Moscow, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk and Irkutsk – to Đà Nẵng between March and September of 2020.
According to ATG, the flight would operate every 10 days, bringing from 3,000 to 3,500 tourists monthly from Russia to Đà Nẵng on board a Boeing B-767.
|Tourists explore Linh Ứng Pagoda -- a favourite destination in the Sơn Trà Mountains in Đà Nẵng. The city hosted five million tourists, of which nearly two million were foreigners, in the first seven months of 2019. — VNS Photo Công Thành
Hạnh said the city has also launched for new air routes from Đà Nẵng to India and Australia as well as Korea and Taiwan.
Sriwijaya Air are also planning flights from Jakarta, Indonesia to Đà Nẵng in the future, according to the department.
She said budget airline, VietJetAir plans to launch the Đà Nẵng-Haneda, Japan and Đà Nẵng-Taiwan soon.
In a meeting in August, representative of the Cambodia Angkor Air said it would launch direct flights from Đà Nẵng to Phnom Penh with four flights per week starting next month.
Đà Nẵng also sees arrivals from Thailand as three airlines – Thai AirAsia, VietJetAir and Bangkok Airways – operate 56 flights per week.
Chartered flights between Đà Nẵng and Nagoya, Japan also started in June as a preparation for launching a regular direct route following a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between authorities of Đà Nẵng Airport and Chubu Centrair Airport of Japan in February.
According to the city’s tourism department, Đà Nẵng had 48 international air routes with 462 flights per week, while 11 domestic routes operated with 665 flights in a week.
|Pristine white sandy beaches of Đà Nẵng is a major reason tourists visit. — VNS Photo Công Thành
Đà Nẵng welcomed five million tourists, of which nearly two million were foreigners, in the first seven month of this year.
Korean visitors were the largest with more than one million tourists, 54 per cent of total foreign tourists visiting Đà Nẵng. Chinese second with 500,000 tourists – 26 per cent of total international tourists in the city, followed by Thailand and Japan. — VNS