Qatar Airways flights to connect Da Nang with Doha hinh anh 1Airplanes park at Da Nang International Airport (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – A delegation of the Party Committee of central Da Nang city has visited Qatar and had a working session with executives of Qatar Airways to discuss cooperation between the two sides.

Accordingly, Qatar Airways will launch a direct air route from Doha to Da Nang starting on December 19 this year. It will offer four flights a week using aircraft B787 Dreamliner.

Additionally, the airline will support promoting the city’s tourism, investment and trade on its media channels in one month since the route launch. It will also coordinate with Da Nang to organise farm and press trips from potential markets in Europe and the Middle East to the city and build a communication plan to popularise the air route.

Da Nang International Airport currently handles 200 flights per day, including 50 international flights. Foreign visitors to the city by air mainly come from East Asia, ASEAN countries, the Republic of Korea, Japan, the US and Europe.

Doha is a major transit point of international routes, so the opening of direct flights from Doha to Da Nang is expected to help the Vietnamese city attract more trade partners, investment and tourists from the Middle East, Africa, the US and Europe. –VNA