A direct air route between Da Nang and Chiang Mai in Thailand will be officially opened as of April 12 with Air Asia already selling tickets for the route. Each day will see one flight depart from Da Nang airport at 10:15 with the return flight at 8:00 with the total flight time lasting 1:55 hours.
Bangkok Airway has also announced an increase in the number of flights per day from Bangkok to Da Nang, using an Airbus 319.
Da Nang is proving to be an increasingly popular destination among Thai airlines. In 2017, the number of passengers from Thailand to Da Nang reached 20,000, ranking eighth among international tourists to the coastal city. This figure tripled last year, with nearly 60,000 arriving and is expected to grow further, surpassing 100,000 this year.
Meanwhile, Bamboo Airways is set to begin operating domestic air routes connecting Vinh city to Hanoi, Buon Ma Thuot, Da Lat, and HCM City from February 23 with each flight having a flight time of between 1.5 and 2 hours.
Specifically, there will be one flight per day from Vinh to Hanoi, Buon Ma Thuot, and HCM City while there will be four flights per week on the Vinh to Da Lat route.
To mark the opening of the new air routes, Bamboo Airways unveiled that it will continue to sell low-cost tickets priced from VND149,000, excluding taxes and additional fees.
The budget carrier Jetstar Pacific announced it will continue operating the Da Lat to Hue air route until March 29with tickets priced from VND470,000 for the departing flight and VND810,000 for the return flight, excluding taxes and additional fees.
All flights will depart Lien Khuong international flight in Da Lat at 10:10 and from Phu Bai international airport in Hue at 8:40 with a flight time of one hour. The airline has no plans to keep this route in operation in the near future.