HCMC – A Korean Air flight transporting over 200 passengers from the Incheon international airport landed in Danang City last night, June 22, marking the South Korean largest airline’s resumption of the direct air route to Danang City after a hiatus of two years due to the Covid pandemic.
After all travel restrictions were lifted, Korean Air restarted operating two weekly chartered flights to Danang City to meet the travel demand of tourists, the local media reported.
The airline plans to launch regular flights between South Korea and Danang from July 27.
Nguyen Xuan Binh, deputy director of the Danang Tourism Department, attributed the airline’s resumption to the success of working sessions between the city’s officials and major international carriers at the Asian route development forum held from June 4 to 9.
Korean Air’s restart of its air service to Danang City will stimulate the city’s aviation market and promote the post-pandemic recovery, the representative of the municipal department added.
Chung Eui Seock, chief representative of Korean Air in Danang, said the airline restarted chartered flights to Danang as the city is among the attractive tourist destinations for South Koreans.
Following the forum, the number of international air passengers entering Danang City has soared. Several foreign airlines have resumed their services to the city, including Malaysia Airlines, Air Seoul and Bangkok Airway.
Since the country reopened its doors to international tourists in March, over 280 international flights have flown to Danang, transporting 35,000 passengers. Of the total, 71 flights with 12,000 passengers on board departed from South Korea to the city.