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Seoul (VNA) - Air Seoul Inc., the budget unit of Asiana Airlines Inc., of the Republic of Korea (RoK) said on May 17 that it will launch a new route to Da Nang in central Vietnam this week.

The debut service to Vietnam is set to begin at 10:20 p.m. on May 18 (local time), with the 195-seat A321-200 aircraft being deployed on the route. The service will be available every day, according to the carrier.

Currently, six other carriers of the RoK operate flights to Da Nang, a destination that draws about 500,000 Koreans a year.

Air Seoul currently operates six A321 chartered planes -- two configured for 220 passengers and four with 195 seats. With the planes, the low-cost carrier offers services on routes to 16 destinations in five countries - Japan, Cambodia, Malaysia, China and the United States.

The budget carrier plans to add a seventh A321 plane to its fleet in the second half of this year.-VNA