Operated by the Vietnam-China Travel Corporation and the low-cost carrier VietJet Air, the chartered flight took three hours to reach its destination in Vietnam, where 240 Chinese passengers on board were warmly welcomed by local authorities.
The passengers were then transported to Da Lat city, 30 km away from the airport, to stay for one night before leaving for Nha Trang city in the central province of Khanh Hoa.
There are three Wuhan – Lam Dong flights, scheduled for Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday every week.
Nguyen Thi Hai Nam, deputy head of the travel company, said the air route was opened to reduce pressure for Cam Ranh International Airport in Khanh Hoa, which is hosting too many flights from China every week.
Cam Ranh airport is 30km away from Nha Trang – a popular beach city for Chinese tourists in Vietnam.
The route also enables these holiday-markers to enjoy themselves in Da Lat before heading to Nha Trang, she said.