RoK low-cost carrier to open air route to Da Nang hinh anh 1Air Seoul to open air route to Da Nang (Source:

Seoul (VNA) – The Republic of Korea’s low cost carrier Air Seoul announced on April 9 that it will launch a new route to the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang as an effort to expand its services in the Asia-Pacific region.

The carrier’s spokesperson revealed that the debut flight will take off on May 18, with the 195-seat A321 aircraft.

Air Seoul is currently operating six A321 chartered planes, including two 220-seat ones and four 195-seat ones. It is offering services on routes to 16 cities in five countries and territories, namely Japan, Cambodia, Malaysia, China’s Hong Kong and the US territory of Guam, she stated.

Enhanced people-to-people exchanges between the two countries and improved living conditions are resulting in an increase in the number of Vietnamese tourists to the RoK and vice versa.

There are now around 160,000 Vietnamese people living in the RoK, and about 150,000 Koreans are in Vietnam.

The East Asian country ranks second in terms of the number of tourists to Vietnam. Last year, Vietnam welcomed more than 2 million Korean visitors, a surge of 56.4 percent year-on-year. -VNA