ĐÀ NẴNG — Nine major airlines have officially resumed regular flights on 10 air routes connecting the central city of Đà Nẵng with Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Korea, Japan and India between March and September, sparking a wake-up in tourism markets in Northeast Asia and ASEAN destinations.
The information was revealed by director of the city’s tourism department, Trương Thị Hồng Hạnh, at a conference on the preparation for hosting international travellers and promotion programmes between April and June.
Hạnh said Singapore Airlines and Thai VietJet would be the first airlines operating their flights officially from Singapore and Bangkok to Đà Nẵng on March 27.
Singapore Airlines plans to take five flights per week, while Jetstar Asia Airways will add two flights per week from April 10 and Việt Nam Airlines operates three flights per week from April 15.
Budget Vietjet Air also will begin seven flights per week from June 16, Hạnh said.
Thai Vietjet plans to bring 50 travel agencies from Thailand to explore destinations and promotion policy of Đà Nẵng in the first months of resuming hospitality during the COVID-19 recovery. Meanwhile, Thai Air Asia will join the Thailand-Đà Nẵng tourism recovery plan by operating seven flights on the Bangkok-Đà Nẵng route from April 1.
Jeju Air, Jin Air and Vietjet Air will restart the Incheon-Đà Nẵng with 16 flights per week between April and July. The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines and Vietjet Air will maintain seven flights per week from July 1. Vietjet Air operates 10 flights on the Deagu-Đà Nẵng per week from May 21 to June 16.
Korea is a promising market of Đà Nẵng as Korean tourists make up the second-largest number of foreign tourist arrivals to the city before COVID-19 damaged the tourism hub in 2020-21.
Passengers on the Đà Nẵng-Kuala Lumpur will enjoy seven flights per week by air service of AirAsia from July 1.
Vietnam Airlines and Vietjet Air plan to operate seven flights connecting Narita and Haneda, Japan with Đà Nẵng between May 19 and July 1.
Low-cost airline Vietjet Air will debut the New Delhi-Đà Nẵng – one of the newest routes of 2022 – with three flights per week from September 1.
Hạnh said the city’s travel agencies and accommodation service providers were well prepared to host a surge in tourism.
“We asked all resorts and hotels to be ready for possible coronavirus positive visitors. Tourism and the healthcare sector will closely join hands in building rapid reaction plans in the pandemic recovery,” Hạnh said.
She said Đà Nẵng would inaugurate An Thượng night beach entertainment zone and night downtown shopping areas. At the same time, favourite destinations including Bà Nà Hills, Asia Park, and Mikazuki Resort and Spa officially reopened for visitors.
In April, she added that the city would also debut the night tourism zone in An Thượng quarter, beach entertainment, and downtown shopping zones.
Golfers will flock to Đà Nẵng for playing the Asian Development Tour – one of the Asian Tours – this June along with the FAM Trip and Media Trip promoting a series of golf events in 2022.
“Đà Nẵng will focus on the 16th annual Routes Asia Development Forum 2022 as a rendezvous of aviation and tourism businesses from around the world. It’s also a chance for planning new routes and expand aviation networks connecting Đà Nẵng with regional and global air transport networks.”
In boosting digital transforming among tourism, Đà Nẵng and Military telecommunications Group Viettel jointly opened an online travel mart – Đà Nẵng Fantasticity 2022 – with the participation of 60 international travel agencies and 150 pavilions on March 17-25.
It expects that the online travel mart at Danangfantasticity.com or travelbook.vn/Danang will help connect 300 business events.
Đà Nẵng and Qatar Airways plan to resume flights connecting Đà Nẵng with Doha, Qatar and 160 destinations in Europe and worldwide. — VNS