21.06.2020, 16:57

Vietjet opens five new domestic routes connected to Da Nang

Budget carrier Vietjet Air has launched five new domestic routes connecting Da Nang with other localities in Vietnam in a bid to promote local tourism.

Vietjet on Thursday announced the opening of eight new domestic routes, five of which links Da Nang with Phu Quoc Island off southern Kien Giang Province, Da Lat City in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, Vinh City in north-central Nghe An Province, north-central Thanh Hoa Province, and Buon Ma Thuot City in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak.

The three other routes are Hai Phong-Quy Nhon, Hanoi-Dong Hoi, and Vinh-Phu Quoc.

The new services will help attract more visitors to Da Nang and beef up domestic tourism following the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) epidemic, said Le Trung Chinh, vice-chairman of the municipal People’s Committee.

People wait for their flights at the domestic terminal of Da Nang International Airport in Da Nang City, Vietnam. Photo: Truong Trung / Tuoi Tre

Da Nang has been well known to both Vietnamese and international tourists, with the number of visitors increasing by an average of 16 percent each year.

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, there were 31 international routes and 11 domestic routes linking the city with other locations in Vietnam and the world.

However, the city’s tourist sector has been hit hard by the epidemic.

“Local authorities are working with Vietnamese airlines to carry out tourism promotion programs,” Chinh said.

“The five new routes play an important role in boosting tourism in the city.”