The national carrier Vietnam Airlines will resume a direct service between the central beach city of Da Nang to Tokyo’s Narita Airport with four flights per week starting from March 26.
The airline’s deputy general director Trinh Ngoc Thanh stressed at the official signing ceremony on March 3 that cooperation with the central city has been positively growing since the previous five-year deal in 2018-22.
Deputy Chairwoman of the city’s People’s Committee Ngo Thi Kim Yen said the two sides agreed to promote investment, trade, tourism and destinations in the next five-year period, focusing on full post-Covid economic recovery.
She said the agreement would help boost tourism in Da Nang via Vietnam Airlines flights to/from the city. Meanwhile, the city will promote the national flag carrier’s international and domestic air routes at tourism and cultural events.
According to the city’s tourism department, Da Nang hosted 3.7 million tourists in 2022.
Da Nang is served by 24 direct air routes, of which 16 are internationals, hosting an average of 100 and 112 flights per week.
The central city will be hosting several international events in 2023 including the Da Nang International Fireworks Festival; the ASEAN Students Sports Games; and the Asia Films Festival.
Vietnam Airlines has recovered 60% of flights since the two-year Covid deadlock, and it plans to resume chartered flights between Da Nang and China by the middle of April, Thanh added.