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Hanoi (VNA) – The budget carrier Vietjet Air on May 19 opened a new route connecting Vietnam’s central city of Da Nang with Seoul, the capital city of the Republic of Korea (RoK). 

The airlines will conduct round-trip flights everyday from May 31 with one-way ticket costing from 630,000 VND (28USD). 

The flight from Da Nang departs at 23:45 (local time) and arrives in Seoul at 6:00 (local time). The return flight takes off at 7:00 (local time) and lands at 9:40 in Da Nang. 

The new route launching aims to offer more opportunities for Vietnam and international tourists to travel while boosting trade and investment between localities of the two countries, said Vietjet Managing Director Luu Duc Khanh.

Da Nang is Vietnam’s fouth destination to be connected with Seoul, following the routes from Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Hai Phong, increasing the total routes operated by Vietjet between Vietnam and the RoK to five.

 

Vietjet is the first airline in Vietnam to operate as a new-age airline with low-cost and diversified services to meet customers’ demands. It provides not only transport services but also uses the latest e-commerce technologies to offer various products and services for consumers.

The airline is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) with the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate. It was also named as one of the Top 500 Brands in Asia 2016 by global marketing research company Nielsen and “Best Asian Low Cost Carrier” at the TTG Travel Awards 2015, which compiles votes from travellers, travel agencies and tour operators in throughout Asia. The airline was also rated as one of the top three fastest growing airline brands on FaceBook in the world by Socialbakers.

Currently, Vietjet boasts a fleet of 40 aircraft, including A320s and A321s, and operates 350 flights each day. It has already opened 53 routes in Vietnam and across the region to international destinations such as Thailand, Singapore, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, China and Myanmar. It has carried nearly 30 million passengers to date.-VNA