New Bangkok-Da Nang air route launched

Thursday, May 26, 2016 14:02

Representatives of Da Nang city and Bangkok Airways inaugurate a new air route connecting Da Nang and Bangkok on May 25th. The air route will be operated with four flights a week on 138-seat Airbus A319 aircraft. — VNS Photo Cong Thành

DA NANG (Biz Hub) — Bangkok Airways officially launched its new route between the central city of Da Nang and Bangkok on May 25, marking the 25th international flight to Da Nang International Airport.

The Bangkok-based Airways Public Company offered tickets priced a US$213 each for a return ticket on an Airbus 319 with 138 economy class seats.

The first flight on this new route took off from Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport at 11am and landed at Da Nang Airport at around 12.35pm.

As scheduled, the flights on this route will be operated on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

A tourism promotion conference was also organised in the city on May 25 with the participation of representatives from 30 travel agencies from Thailand.

The direct flight route from Bangkok to Da Nang was a result of the co-operation and investment in tourism and trade between the city and the Thai General Consul in HCM City since 2012.

According to the city, trade turnover between Thailand and Da Nang reached US$30.2 million, of which $28.5 million constituted exports from Thailand.

Thailand has only invested in one project in Da Nang, so far, with total value of $10,000.

The central city attracts some 700 tourists from Thailand annually.

Da Nang, which is situated at the end of the East-West Economic Corridor, linking Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Viet Nam, hosted over four million tourists in 2015. – VNS

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