The central city of Da Nang is planning to launch direct flights to Nagoya in Japan to boost investment, trade and tourism.

Nguyen Xuan Binh, Deputy Director of the city’s Tourism Department, said the two sides had been discussing the project with airlines from both countries.

The flight is expected to lure more investors and tourists from Japan.

National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines and budget Jetstar Pacific Airlines already operate direct flights from Da Nang to Narita and Osaka.-VNA