Qatar Airways has announced the launch of direct flights to Da Nang starting from December 19. The beautiful coastal city will be the third Vietnamese destination on the award-winning airline’s rapidly-expanding global network.

The four-times weekly flights will be served with Boeing 787-8 aircraft, featuring 22 seats in Business Class and 232 in Economy.

“We are delighted to announce the launch of our newest gateway to Vietnam, the beautiful city of Da Nang,” said Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr. Akbar Al Baker. “This new direct route demonstrates our commitment to expanding our presence in the Far East, a highly-important market for Qatar Airways.”

“Our existing services to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi are already incredibly popular. Every day, thousands of passengers experience a seamless connection between flights through our state-of-the-art Doha hub at Hamad International Airport, and we have now made it even easier for travelers to reach these increasingly popular Asian destinations. We look forward to enabling our passengers to experience the beautiful coastal scenery of Da Nang and will continue to explore opportunities to expand further in the Far East.”

Qatar Airways began direct services to Ho Chi Minh City in 2007 and launched its Hanoi service in 2010. The carrier currently conducts twice-daily direct flights to Vietnam’s capital and ten weekly flights to Ho Chi Minh City. It announced last October its interline partnership with the Vietnam-based Vietjet Air, allowing its passengers to travel to and from points in Vietnam not served directly by Qatar Airways using a single reservation across both airlines’ networks.

“Da Nang is becoming increasingly popular among tourists, and has experienced extraordinary development since 2008,” said Director of the Da Nang Department of Tourism, Mr. Ngo Quang Vinh. “As at June, Da Nang has welcomed 24 international airlines operating 15 direct flights to and from overseas destinations. We are delighted to welcome Qatar Airways in connecting Da Nang to the world. We look forward to welcoming more tourists and will continue our efforts to transform Da Nang into an outstanding global destination.”

Da Nang is known for its sandy beaches and remarkable history as a French colonial port. The charming city offers magnificent views of Da Nang Bay and the beautiful nearby Marble Mountains, making it an ideal destination for a relaxing summer vacation. Da Nang has also seen a tremendous increase in visitor numbers, with a record-breaking 6.6 million in 2017; double the figure in 2013. In 2015, the New York Times listed Da Nang among the top 52 places to visit.

As part of its continued expansion plans, Qatar Airways plans a host of exciting new destinations throughout 2018, including Gothenburg in Sweden, Tallinn in Estonia, and Valletta in Malta, to name just a few.

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Business Class” at the 2018 World Airline Awards, conducted by international air transport rating organization Skytrax, as well as “Best Business Class Seat”, “Best Airline in the Middle East”, and “World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge”.