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Bamboo Airways Welcomed Flight Marking Operation of Regular Route Connecting Vietnam - Korea

Update: October, 21/2019 - 09:00

On October 17, 2019 in Seoul - South Korea, representatives of Bamboo Airways and its General Agent in South Korea - Pacific Air Agency Group (PAA) cut the ribbon to welcome the direct flight from Da Nang to Seoul.

The flight, coded QH482, departed from Da Nang International Airport, Viet Nam at 16:10 on October 17 to Incheon International Airport, Seoul, South Korea at 22:30 on the same day, local time. The flight marked the operation of Bamboo Airways' regular route connecting Da Nang - Seoul besides the other routes between two countries.

 

Representatives of Bamboo Airways and its General Agent in South Korea cut the ribbon to welcome the direct flight from Da Nang to Seoul

The route is operated with A321neo aircraft – the safest and most modern generation of aircraft in A320 family - Airbus' best-selling narrow-body aircraft in the world. The frequency will be one round-trip flight per day, and the flight time is expected to be 4 hours and 20 minutes.

Flight schedule is as follows:

Route

Departs

Arrives

Frequency

Da Nang - Seoul

16:10

22:30

One round-trip flight per day

Seoul – Da Nang

23:35

02:15

 

Incheon International Airport is the main airport of Seoul and also the largest airport in South Korea. Incheon has topped the list of "world's best airports" for seven years and has been rated 5-star by Skytrax. The airline's flights connecting Da Nang and Seoul is promised to provide a 5-star-oriented service experience from check-in to check-out.

Bamboo Airways has already operated a wide array of charter flights from Viet Nam to South Korea since April 2019. Ha Noi - Incheon, Ha Noi - Jeju, Da Nang - Jeju flights have received support and positive feedback from a large number of passengers, agents and tour operators in Viet Nam as well as internationally.

It is expected that in November 2019, the Airline will continue to open another route linking Nha Trang and Seoul with A321neo aircraft with the frequency of one round-trip flight per day.

 

Incheon International Airport is the main airport in Seoul and also the largest airport in Korea

Key tourism market

According to Dang Tat Thang – Executive Vice Chairman of Bamboo Airways, South Korea is one of the key markets of the airline in Northeast Asia.

In 2018, the number of visitors from South Korea to Viet Nam reached nearly 3.5 million, an increase of 46.5 per cent compared to 2017, which turned South Korea into the second largest international tourist market after China. Many Vietnamese tourist destinations such as Da Nang, Hoi An and Nha Trang have become favorite destinations for Koreans.

On the other hand, the estimated number of Vietnamese visiting to South Korea in 2018 was roughly 450,000, an increase of 40 per cent compared to the figure in 2017. As a result, Viet Nam continued to be one of the countries with the strongest growth in the number of foreign tourists in South Korea. The number of flights from Viet Nam to this country accounted for 44.5 per cent of total Viet Nam's international flights in 2018.

“We hope the route connecting Da Nang and Seoul along with the airline's charter routes to South Korea will play their part in meeting the travel needs of many people. This is also a solid basis for the airline to expand its route map covering more destinations in South Korea,” said Dang Tat Thang at the event.

Crucial route

Talking about the importance of the new route, Bo-Kyung Koo - Senior Director of PAA Group, said the number of tourists from South Korea to Viet Nam will rise to 4.2 million in 2019. At the same time, the number of people travelling from Viet Nam to South Korea is also experiencing an increase. “Therefore, we believe this new route of Bamboo Airways will help satisfy the growing travel demand between the two countries. We hope the airline will continue to expand its route map to reach more tourist attractions in South Korea,” said the representative of PAA Group.

He also expressed his appreciation for the services of Bamboo Airways on each safe flight with an enthusiastic and professional cabin crew, diverse and delicious in-flight meals.

"We are really pleased to partner with the first private 5-star service-oriented airline in Viet Nam, and hope that our co-operation will continue to thrive," said Koo.

The representative from PAA Group expressed his appreciation for the quality services that Bamboo Airways provides

To book Da Nang - Seoul tickets, passengers can visit Bamboo Airways’ website: https://www.bambooairways.com/vn-en/, Bamboo Airways mobile app, ZaloPay mobile app, or book through ticket agents.

Bamboo Airways runs 27 domestic and international routes, connecting major cities, famous tourist destinations in Viet Nam and between Viet Nam and the world. It is expected that by the end of 2019, the airline will expand its network to 37-40 routes, including long routes connecting continents such as Asia, Europe and the Americas.

Bamboo Airways' fleet will expand to 30 aircraft by the end of 2019, including Airbus A321neo models narrow-body and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner wide-body aircraft.

For more information, please contact:

Hotline: 1900 1166

Email: 19001166@bambooairways.com

Website: bambooairways.com

Facebook: www.fb.com/BambooAirwaysFanpage/