Bangkok Airways organised a line-up of VIPs in honour of the airline’s new four times weekly service between Bangkok and Da Nang in Vietnam. This is the airline’s first venture into the Vietnamese market and no other carrier operates the route
- Bangkok Airways has made Vietnam its latest country market with the launch on 25 May of service between Bangkok Suvarnabhumi (BKK) and Da Nang (DAD). The 842-kilometre route will be flown four times weekly (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays) by the carrier using its 138-seat A319s and will face no competition. Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth, President of Bangkok Airways, said: “Bangkok Airways is pleased to offer this new service to Da Nang. We consider Da Nang as one of our strategic flying hubs in the South East Asia region. Da Nang is the third largest city and a major port in Vietnam. The city is situated on the Eastern Sea and is close to UNESCO world heritage sites including the old town of Hoi An and the imperial capital of Hue, making Da Nang a popular vacationing spot for tourists who are looking to explore the attractions of central Vietnam. We consider this to be another milestone for us as this will make Bangkok Airways the only scheduled airline to fly to Da Nang from Thailand.” Bangkok Airways will this summer operate a total of 32 routes of which 16 are domestic routes. The international routes serve markets in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Singapore and now Vietnam. The airline’s fleet comprises 20 A320-series aircraft and 13 ATR 72s, a mix of -500s and -600s. See how Da Nang’s FTWA compares to other from around the world this week.