First Van Don-Da Nang route starts on Friday

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 12:08

A view of Van Don International Airport. — Photo courtesy of Sun Group

The first ever route between northern Van Don District and central Da Nang City will officially open on November 1, with a frequency of three round trips per week.

Vietnam Airlines will carry passengers between the destinations Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The flight will take off from Da Nang at 14h35 and from Van Don at 16h35. It is the first route from Da Nang to Van Don and the second domestic route at Van Don International Airport, after the HCM City - Van Don route.

For the launch, passengers will enjoy a special promotion with tickets starting from VND199,000 (US$8.5) one way excluding taxes and fees. This promotion is for passengers who buy tickets between October 25 and November 10, 2019 and applies to flights departing from November 1 to December 31, 2019.

In addition to the preferential fares, passengers traveling to Quang Ninh via Van Don airport are entitled to other incentives including: free two-way bus Van Don-Ha Long; free tickets to Ha Long Bay and tickets to Yen Tu; discount ticket for entrance to one of the three parks in Sun World Halong Complex with a 50 per cent discount on group fares and 20 per cent discount regular fares.

Since December 30, 2018, the airport, the first private one built by Sun Group, has operated 1,610 flights including nearly 100 international flights between Van Don and Shenzhen, Hunan (China) and Incheon (South Korea). Most recently, it operated the first flight from Shanghai to Van Don on October 21. The total number of passengers passing through Van Don airport to date is of more than 212,065.

Pham Ngoc Sau, director of Van Don International Airport, said the official opening of the new route will contribute to the growth of trade and tourism of the two major tourism centres of Quang Ninh and Da Nang. The two markets with the highest growth in tourism in the country have great demand for aviation services.

Sau said: “We will continue to study and welcome new routes from Hainan, Nanning and Guangzhou (China), Japan, Bangkok (Thailand) to Van Don. In the domestic market, Van Don will continue to expand to Phu Quoc.”

Under the 4E airport standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the airport can accommodate all modern aircraft in the world. With the terminal capacity of 2.5 million passengers per year, it expected to expand to five million passengers by 2030.

The airport also helps Quang Ninh achieve its goal of 15 to 16 million passengers, including seven million international visitors by 2020, and 30 million passengers, including 15 million international visitors by 2030, respectively. By doing so, it will help the province‘s tourism become a key economic sector, making Quang Ninh an international tourism centre.

Since opening at the end of 2018, Van Don, located at Doan Ket Commune, Van Don District, has won the title of "Asia's Leading New Airport 2019" at the World Travel Awards. — VNS

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