New flight Da Nang-Haneda to launch

Monday, Oct 28, 2019 17:05

An aircraft of budget carrier VietJetAir lands at Da Nang International Airport. The airline will launch its newest direct flight from Da Nang to Haneda, Japan with the first flight on October 31. — VNS Photo Cong Thanh

Budget carrier VietJetAir will launch a new direct air route from the central city to Haneda, Japan with seven flights per week starting from Thursday.

A source from Da Nang International Airport Administration confirmed the flight to Viet Nam News on Monday, stating that the budget airline will operate the new route with the Airbus A321.

It said the first flight plans to land at Da Nang Airport on 6.45am on Thursday, and a ceremony will be held in the lobby of international terminal 2 (T2) on the day.

The flights will take five hours and 30 minutes between Da Nang and Haneda. The flight will take off from Da Nang at 6.10pm, and 2.30pm at Haneda.

The central city also hosted transit flights linking the Da Nang with Fukuoka, Sapporo and Sendai and Niigata, Japan.

National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines and budget Jetstar Pacific Airlines already operate direct flights from Da Nang to Narita and Osaka.

Vietnam Airlines is currently the largest airline with direct routes between Viet Nam and Japan, with an average of 70 flights per week. Since its first flight in 1994, the carrier has so far transported 11.3 million passengers, accounting for 65 per cent of the market.

It helped link major cities in Viet Nam including Ha Noi, HCM City and Da Nang with Japan’s big cities such as Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka.

According to the city’s tourism department, Da Nang had 48 international air routes with 462 flights per week, while 11 domestic routes operated with 665 flights in a week.

Da Nang welcomed five million tourists, of which nearly two million were foreigners, in the first seven months of this year. — VNS


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