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Bamboo Airways opens Da Nang - Seoul flights

Released at: 11:07, 21/10/2019

Bamboo Airways opens Da Nang - Seoul flights

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First flight on October 17 kicks off new daily service.

by Ngoc Lan

Bamboo Airways and its General Agent in South Korea - the Pacific Air Agency Group (PAA) - welcomed the first direct flight from Da Nang to Seoul, marking the opening of a regular route connecting Vietnam and South Korea.

The flight, QH482, departed Da Nang International Airport at 4.10pm on October 17 and landed at Incheon International Airport at 10.30pm (both local times).

The flight was on an Airbus A321neo aircraft - the safest and most modern generation of aircraft in the A320 family and Airbus’s best-selling narrow-body aircraft in the world. The frequency will be one round-trip flight a day, with a flight time of four hours and 20 minutes.

Incheon International Airport is the main airport in Seoul and also the largest in South Korea. It has topped the list of “world’s best airports” for seven years and received a five-star rating from Skytrax. Bamboo Airways’ flights connecting Da Nang and Seoul provide a five-star experience from check-in to arrival.

Bamboo Airways has operated an array of charter flights from Vietnam to South Korea since April. The Hanoi - Incheon, Hanoi - Jeju, and Da Nang - Jeju flights have received positive feedback from a large number of passengers, agents, and tour operators in Vietnam and internationally.

The carrier is expected to open Nha Trang - Seoul flights in November, using A321neo aircraft and with a frequency of one round-trip daily.

According to Mr. Dang Tat Thang, Executive Vice Chairman of Bamboo Airways, South Korea is one of the key markets for the airline in Northeast Asia. “We hope the route connecting Da Nang and Seoul along with our charter routes to South Korea will play a part in meeting the travel needs of many people,” Mr. Thang said. “This is also a solid basis for us to expand our route map to more destinations in South Korea.”

Mr. Bo-Kyung Koo, Senior Director of the PAA Group, said the number of tourists from South Korea to Vietnam will rise to 4.2 million this year and the number of people traveling from Vietnam to South Korea is also rising. “We therefore believe that this new route will help satisfy the growing travel demand between the two countries,” he added. “We hope that Bamboo Airways will continue to expand its route map to more tourist destinations in South Korea. We are pleased to partner with the first private five-star airline in Vietnam and hope that our cooperation will continue to thrive.”

Bamboo Airways is operating 27 domestic and international routes, connecting major cities and famous tourist destinations in Vietnam and Vietnam with the world. It is expected that by the end of this year, the carrier will continue to expand its network to 37-40 routes, including long-haul routes to Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

Its fleet will grow to 30 by the end of the year, including Airbus A321neo and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner narrow-body aircraft.

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