A Qatar Airways aircraft stops at Đà Nẵng International Airport. The airline plans to increase its direct Doha-Đà Nẵng air route from four to seven flights per week in the second quarter of 2020. Photo courtesy Qatar Airways
ĐÀ NẴNG — Qatar Airways plans to increase flights between Doha, Qatar, and the central city from four to seven flights per week in the second quarter of this year, just a year after the air route was launched in December 2018.
The city’s tourism department said increasing flights from Doha would help boost tourism and investment among central destinations in Việt Nam, the Middle East and 150 global destinations of the Qatar Airways’ network.
The airline also brought 170 tourists to the city on the first day of 2020.
The Đà Nẵng-Doha air route is the only direct flight from central Việt Nam to Qatar and the Middle East, using the Boeing 787-8 aircraft with 254 seats.
Qatar Airways began direct services to HCM City in 2007, and launched its Hà Nội service in 2010. Currently, the airline provides twice-daily direct flights to Việt Nam’s capital city and 10 weekly flights to HCM City.
In 2017, Qatar Airways announced its interline partnership with Việt Nam-based budget carrier Vietjet Air, allowing Qatar Airways’ passengers to travel to and from points in Việt Nam not served directly by Qatar Airways using a single reservation across both airlines’ networks. — VNS