Qatar Airways will commence flights to Da Nang in Vietnam from 19 December, 2018. The route will be served four times weekly with a two-class B787 Dreamliner aircraft with 232 economy class seats and 22 seats in business class.
The coastal city of Da Nang will be the third Vietnamese destination
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 flights to Vietnam’s capital city and 10 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.
Qatar Airways Group 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.”
Director of Da Nang Tourism Department, Mr. 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. We are delighted to welcome Qatar Airways, the award-winning airline playing a crucial role in strengthening the connection of Da Nang to the world. We are looking forward to welcoming more tourists to Da Nang, and we will continue our efforts to transform Da Nang into an outstanding global destination.”
Da Nang, one of the largest cities in Vietnam, has also seen an increase in its number of visitors, with 6.6 million tourists in 2017, doubling the figure in 2013.
Inaugural flight schedule for 19 December 2018:
Doha-Da Nang: Departs Doha 02:30hrs, Arrives Da Nang 13:20hrs
Da Nang-Doha: Departs Da Nang 19:15hrs, Arrives Doha 23:45hrs
Regular Flight schedule:
Mondays and Saturdays: Departs Doha 07:15hrs, Arrives Da Nang 18:05hrs
Tuesdays and Thursdays: Departs Doha 20:10hrs, Arrives Da Nang 07:01hrs (+1)
Mondays and Saturdays: Departs Da Nang 19:35hrs, Arrives Doha 00:05hrs (+1)
Wednesdays and Fridays: Departs Da Nang 08:30hrs, Arrives Doha 13:00hrs