Qatar Airways will open direct flights to the central city of Da Nang by the end of this year, according to the municipal Tourism Promotion Centre.

Accordingly, the Qatar airline will offer four weekly flights from Doha capital city to Da Nang city on Boeing 787-8 aircraft, featuring 22 seats in Business Class and 232 seats in Economy Class.

Da Nang is the third Vietnamese destination, after Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, connecting to Qatar.

Currently, there are 24 international airways with 15 direct flights operating at Da Nang international airport.

The city expects the new air route will help promote trade, investment and tourism between the central region and the Middle East

Da Nang welcomed more than 4 million tourists in the first half of 2018, surging by almost 30 percent year-on-year.-VNA