The first visitors on the new direct air route from Kuala Lumpur receive a warm welcome at Đà Nẵng International Airport. The route is operated by Malindo Air. — VNS Photo Công Thành
ĐÀ NẴNG — Malindo Air from Malaysia officially launched its newest direct air route Đà Nẵng-Kuala Lumpur – the third direct flight after two routes connecting Hà Nội, HCM City and Kuala Lumpur – in a ceremony yesterday.
The airline said it will operate three flights per week in the first stage from early December before increasing to six from December 13 to January 19, and a daily flight would begin from late January.
Managing director of Malindo Air, Mushafiz Bin Mustafa Bakri said the launching of the Đà Nẵng-Kuala Lumpur route marked continuous efforts in expanding its flight network in the region.
He said the new air route would help connect the UNESCO-recognised world heritage sites in central Việt Nam including Huế Monuments complex in Thừa Thiên-Huế Province; the Mỹ Sơn Sanctuary and Hội An ancient town in Quảng Nam Province.
He added its flight network could take visitors to famous destinations in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand, Singapore, Australia and Malaysia.
In celebration of the new flight, Malindo Air is offering a promotional one-way ticket price of 669RM, or VNĐ3.7 million (US$160) for business class, and 179RM, or VNĐ990,000 ($43) for economy class with booking schedule from December 15.
According to the city’s tourism department, more new flights will be launched to connect Đà Nẵng with Korea, Indonesia, Cambodia, Japan, Taiwan, India, Australia and Russia from 2020.
Đà Nẵng has 48 international air routes with 462 flights per week, while 11 domestic routes operate with 665 flights each week.
Domestic and foreign airlines are operating 17 regular direct flights and 23 chartered flights, hosting 2.3 million passengers. — VNS