Thailand regional full-service carrier Bangkok Airways launched on Thursday its newest service linking Bangkok and Danang in Central Vietnam. The airline offers four flights a week (Monday, Wednesday Friday and Saturday) with a 138-seater Airbus A319 aircraft.
Mr.Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth, President of Bangkok Airways justified the choice of Danang during the launching ceremony: “Bangkok Airways is pleased to offer this new service to Danang. We consider Danang as one of our strategic flying hubs in the South East Asia region. Danang 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 capitalof Hue. It makes Danang a popular vacationing spot for tourists who are looking to explore the attractions of central Vietnam”, he explained.
“We consider this to be another milestone for us as this will make Bangkok Airways the only scheduled airline to fly to Danang from Thailand.. We anticipate that the majority of our passengers will be businessmen and tourists from the two countries. Moreover, having a link to the central Vietnamese city of Danang will make it easier for our passengers traveling aboard our code-share- partner airlines from around the world to connect to Hoi An and Hue and the major gateways Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City”, he added.
The airline hopes to lure passengers thanks to exclusive service. All Bangkok Airways passengers have for example an access to a lounge at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport where they can enjoy free snacks and various choices of hot
or cold drinks as well as free Wi-Fi Internet access. Bangkok Airways’ business class and Frequent Flyers passengers have access to a dedicated lounge with more services.
The outbound flight PG947 will depart Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) at 11.00hrs and arrive Danang International Airport at 12.35hrs. The inbound flight PG948 will depart Danang Airport at 13.35hrs and arrive Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) at 15.55hrs.