National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines said on March 27 that it has launched a new air route connecting Nha Trang city in the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa with Seoul capital city of the Republic of Korea (RoK) (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines said on March 27 that it has launched a new air route connecting Nha Trang city in the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa with Seoul capital city of the Republic of Korea (RoK).

The airline will operate four flights per week with Airbus A321 aircraft to meet the increasing travel demand of passengers between the two countries. 

The new route marks an important step in the implementation of a cooperation deal on trade, tourism and aviation promotion signed between the provincial People’s Committee of Khanh Hoa and Vietnam Airlines.

Luu Anh Tuan, head of the Vietnam Airlines Branch in the RoK, said the carrier opened the first flight linking Ho Chi Minh City with Seoul in 1993.

He said the freshly-launched flight is the fourth air route linking a locality of Vietnam with Seoul after the Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City/Da Nang – Seoul routes, raising the total flights per week between Vietnam and the RoK to 53.

The flights from Cam Ranh airport in Nha Trang city will depart at 21:35 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, while those from Incheon airport in Seoul will take off at 6:20 (local time) on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. The flight duration will take five hours each way.-VNA