Qatar Airways will launch direct flights to Da Nang, Vietnam, on December 19th.
The beautiful coastal city will be the third Vietnamese destination on the airline’s global network.
The four-times weekly flights will be served with a Boeing 787-8 aircraft, featuring 22 seats in business and 232 seats in economy class.
Qatar Airways chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are delighted to announce the launch of our newest gateway to Vietnam, the beautiful city of Da Nang.
“This new direct route demonstrates our commitment to expanding our presence in the Far East, a highly-important market for Qatar Airways.”
He added: “Our existing services to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi are already incredibly popular.
Doha financial center skyline at sunrise, Qatar.
“We look forward to enabling our passengers to experience the beautiful coastal scenery of Da Nang, and will continue to explore opportunities to expand further in the Far East.”
Qatar Airways began direct services to Ho Chi Minh City in 2007, and launched its Hanoi service in 2010.
Currently, the airline provides twice-daily direct flights to Vietnam’s capital city and ten times weekly flights to Ho Chi Minh City.
In October 2017, Qatar Airways announced its interline partnership with Vietnam-based Vietjet Air, allowing Qatar Airways’ passengers to travel to and from points in Vietnam not served directly by Qatar Airways using a single reservation across both airlines’ networks.
Director of Da Nang Tourism department, Ngo Quang Vinh, said: “Da Nang is becoming increasingly popular among tourists, and has experienced extraordinary development since 2008.
“As of June 2018, Da Nang has welcomed the presence of 24 international airlines, operating 15 frequent direct flights to and from overseas destinations.”
Da Nang, one of the largest cities in Vietnam, is known for its sandy beaches and remarkable history as a French colonial port.