Qatar Airways Doha to Da Nang
Qatar Airways held a press conference at the InterContinental Hotel Da Nang to discuss the airline’s new service to the city on 19 December. Taking charge of the proceedings were: Marwan Koleilat, SVP Asia Pacific, Qatar Airways; Akbar Al Baker, Group CEO, Qatar Airways; and Nguyen Xuan Binh, Deputy Director, Da Nang Department of Tourism.
- Qatar Airways launched its third route to Vietnam on 19 December, the day in which the oneworld member commenced a four times weekly service between Doha (DOH) and Da Nang (DAD), adding to its existing services to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The airline will operate the 5,932-kilometre sector to Da Nang using its fleet of 787-8s, with no other airline connecting the Middle Eastern hub with the South China Sea Coast city. “Qatar Airways is very pleased to extend its reach into Vietnam by launching our third gateway into this beautiful country,” commented Akbar Al Baker, Group CEO, Qatar Airways, on the airline’s newest route. “The addition of Da Nang to our global network further demonstrates our commitment to the Far East region, a highly important market for Qatar Airways. We are excited for passengers travelling to and from central Vietnam to experience our award-winning service and product for themselves. With 56 weekly passenger flights to and from Vietnam, we take great pride in in our role in bringing passengers to and from this beautiful county and also being a trade enabler and connector for Vietnamese and international businesses.” Da Nang becomes the 14th new route to be launched by Qatar Airways in 2018 from Doha, with this latest launch coming off the back of the airline inaugurating services to Gothenburg in Sweden last week. The airline’s next route launch is planned to take place on 4 June 2019, with that being a link to Malta. While the carrier has confirmed its intentions to serve several new cities, it has not yet confirmed launch dates for these services.