Direct service between China’s Taipei and Da Nang, Vietnam will begin December 26, according to a representative from the route operator, Taiwan-based TransAsia Airways.

According to TransAsia Airways representative Yang Tiger on December 3, the airline will become the second foreign carrier conducting direct flights to Da Nang after Singapore ’s Silk Air. It will operate two flights on Wednesday and Saturday every week, using Airbus 321-132 planes with 12 business-class seats and 70 coach seats.

The introduction of the route aims to provide convenient services for customers as they fly from Taipei to Da Nang without stop-overs, he said, adding that customers may consider Taiwan a transit point to the US, Canada and the Republic of Korea.

Also in December, Da Nang will receive more direct flights from Osaka, Japan, and China’s Hong Kong./.