The first charter flight between the central city and the Thai capital seeks to boost tourism between the region and Thai destinations.
The first flight, a 180-seat Airbus A321 aircraft, left Da Nang International Airport on July 28 with 150 tourists on board.
The flight, which takes 1 hour 30 minutes, will utilise a 180-seater Airbus A320 aircraft charted from the carrier Thai Vietjet, a joint venture between Thailand’s Kan Air and Viet Nam’s VietJet Air.
Vietravel will operate one direct Da Nang – Bangkok flight every 5 days, and a one-way ticket is priced at 2,499,000VND (114.84 USD), including fees, taxes and surcharges.
The new service follows the recent opening of Vietravel-arranged direct flights connecting Can Tho City with Da Lat Province and Bangkok. The aim of the new service is to allow residents from the central region to access Vietravel’s high-quality tourism services at reasonable prices.
It’s scheduled to every five days.
Doan Hai Dang, Director of Viettravel’s Da Nang branch, said the direct flight would help passengers from Da Nang avoid transiting in Hanoi or HCM City.
Da Nang, which is connected by 19 international routes, attracted two million tourists in the first six months this year, of whom 600,000 were foreigners, a 25 percent year-on-year rise.