Jetstar Asia restarts Singapore-Dà Nang flight

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2022 17:31

Passengers on the Singapore-Da Nang flight are welcomed at the Da Nang Airport by the Jetstar Asia. — Photo courtesy of Da Nang tourism promotion centre

Jetstar Asia has officially resumed its regular Da Nang-Singapore flight, carrying 54 passengers on a return trip from Changi Airport to Da Nang International Airport last week, marking the first flight after a two-year suspension due to COVID-19.

The city’s tourism promotion centre said the airline would be flying on the route every Tuesday and Sunday.

It has offered a promotion single ticket price of 95 Singapore dollars (US$69) for those booking from April 19 to November 22.

Da Nang was seen as Jetstar Asia’s second gateway into Viet Nam from Singapore after the Singapore-HCM City flight reopened last month after suspending flights to Da Nang from March of 2020.

Jetstar Asia CEO Bara Pasupathi said he was happy to see the Da Nang-Changi route recover as soon as HCM City-Singapore flight resumed.

He said Da Nang was not only a tourism hub, a rendezvous point for businesses, a centre of traditional cuisine and a place of pristine beaches but one of Viet Nam's biggest cities.

The restart of the flight service will give international travellers from Singapore access to a destination in central Viet Nam, he added.

Jetstar Asia has carried 200,000 passengers on the Da Nang-Singapore direct service since it debuted in 2015 with three flights a week using a 180-seat Airbus A320.

Local Viet Nam Airlines will also operate the Da Nang-Singapore with three flights per week from April 15, while budget Vietjet Air will begin seven flights per week from June 16.

Earlier, Singapore Airlines marked the return of the Da Nang-Singapore route by carrying the first passengers from Singapore to Da Nang on March 27 after a two-year delay by the COVID-19.

Singapore Airlines began its daily flights between Singapore and Da Nang in late March.

Da Nang plans to host representatives of global airlines and airports at the 16th annual Routes Asia Development Forum 2022 on June 4-9.

Regular flights connecting the central city of Da Nang with Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Korea, Japan and India will also be operating between April and September.

A report from the city’s tourism department said that more than 77,000 tourists, of which 50 per cent were air passengers on 262 flights, had visited the city from April 9-11.

Four and five-star hotels accounted for 50 to 60 per cent of arrivals over the three vacation days. — VNS

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