Vietnam is turning into Southeast Asia hottest air transport market with new international connections announced almost every week…
The two latest announcements came from low cost carriers Thai AirAsia and Vietjet.The latter introduced on Friday its inaugural Singapore-Hanoi route and welcomed its very first passengers onboard win the presence of managers from both Vietjet and Changi airport. The new route is expected to meet the increasing travel demand of individuals, travelers and businessmen, looking to boost trade and integration in the region.
On this occasion, Vietjet offers a two-day promotion on April 27-28, 2017 with passengers paying only airport taxes and fees. The travel period for the special launch price lasts from August 14, 2017 to December 31, 2017 (excluding national holidays).
The Hanoi-Singapore flight is operated daily with a flying time of almost three hours. The new route is already to be booked on the airline’s website or via the carrier’s ticket offices and call centre.
Meanwhile, early this week, Thai AirAsia announced the launching of a daily non-stop flight linking Bangkok Don Mueang International Airport (DMK) to Danang (DAD) in Central Vietnam, strengthening the carrier’s network in the Greater Mekong Sub-region and fostering business ties between Thailand and its neighbour.
Flights will begin from June 9, 2017 with promotional fares starting available until May 7, 2017 for travel between June 9, 2017 and June 5, 2018. Promotions can be found under the airline’s website as well as through any of AirAsia’s ticketing channels.
Santisuk Klongchaiya, Director of Commercial for Thai AirAsia, pointed out that “Danang is Vietnam’s third largest city behind Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi and is the country’s economic and travel centre of Vietname’s Central Region. It is attracting Thai and international travellers year-round with highlights such as Danang Beach, which stretches along much of its coast, Fantasy Park, set atop a mountain that enjoys cool weather across all the seasons and Ba Na Hill, an attraction that is accessed by the world’s longest cable car. The city is also a great jump-off point to World Heritage locations such as Hoi An, Hue and the stone castles of My Son. The airline is confident Danang will be another well received destination”.
The Danang route addition is another important step for the airline as it strengthens its Greater Mekong network and makes AirAsia the first and only low fare airline to connect Bangkok with north, central and south Vietnam.
AirAsia travellers from Danang can enjoy its Fly Thru service at Don Mueang Airport which allows them to easily continue onward to destinations both domestic and international, across ASEAN and Asia. At present, AirAsia boasts the most routes in ASEAN with Thai AirAsia (Code FD) flying from Thailand to 13 destinations in 7 ASEAN countries, offering a total of 17 routes.