AirAsia began daily direct flights from Da Nang to Bangkok’ s Don Mueang Airport on Friday (June 9) with a promotional fare starting at Bt1,090.
The special price is available until June 18 for travel from today until January 14 via all ticketing channels and www.AirAsia.com.
The route marks the first time Thai AirAsia has introduced a third destination within one country and it now offers flights to the north, central and southern regions of Vietnam.
“We believe the route will be to the liking of both Vietnamese and Thai travellers as it offers great savings in both time and cost and we will be promoting it heavily to both Thai and international travellers interested in visiting Vietnam for tourism or investment. We are proud to be able to play a role in supporting the economy and tourism of both countries,” said its director of commercial operations, Santisuk Klongchaiya.
According to the Da Nang Department of Tourism, Thailand has been among the top international tourist markets for Da Nang in recent years with more than 24,300 Thai tourists visiting the city in 2016. With Bangkok being one of Southeast Asia’s major trade and tourism centres and the hub of a wide international network, the opening of the Bangkok-Da Nang route helps connect Da Nang tourism to a global market and should allow tourists, especially from Western European countries such as England, France, Germany, Spain, and Italy who have been visa-free since July 2015, to reach Da Nang more easily via Bangkok. At the same time, the new route offers greater convenience for Da Nang residents to experience tourism in Thailand or seek investment opportunities.
AirAsia travellers from Da Nang can enjoy its Fly Thru service at Don Mueang Airport which allows them to easily continue to destinations both domestic and international across Asean and Asia. At present, AirAsia boasts the most routes in Asean with flights going from Thailand to 13 destinations in 7 ASEAN countries, offering a total of 17 routes.
The airline currently serves direct flights from Vietnam to Bangkok (Don Mueang Airport) on two routes, Hanoi-Bangkok two flights a day and Ho Chi Minh-Bangkok three flights a day. The airline also offers direct flights from Da Nang to Kuala Lumpur with the route recently increasing its frequency from four flights weekly to daily in December 2016 and 10 flights weekly starting this month.