Several charter and regular flights opened this month will take
foreign tourists to airports in Danang City and Khanh Hoa Province as the
central region’s tourism is becoming more appealing to foreigners.
Regarding charter flights, Danang is the busiest place. This central city
started to welcome Chinese tourists from Hangzhou on charter flights last
Besides, the Kunming-Danang charter flight will be launched on Thursday, raising
the number of charter flights flying to Danang to five, mainly from Chinese- and
Tran Chi Cuong from the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism in Danang said
that travel agencies and air carriers in Hong Kong were also eyeing the city’s
tourism. Cathay Pacific Airways has planned to fly to Danang, perhaps with
charter flights at first and regular flights later on, he added.
Thai Airways has the same plan. A representative of this air carrier said Danang
would be its third destination in Vietnam after HCMC and Hanoi.
Meanwhile, Korean Air will fly to Cam Ranh Airport in Khanh Hoa Province with
two flights a week beginning this Thursday. In addition, the number of charter
flights from Russia to Khanh Hoa will also be increased by three or five from
six flights per week like currently.
According to the Tourism Promotion Center in Khanh Hoa, the province will
continue to conduct promotion activities in the hope of receiving flights from
Singapore and Malaysia late this year.
Explaining for the attraction of coastal provinces, many travel firms said that
these provinces had beautiful beaches, and accommodation facilities meeting
international standards are being developed rapidly.
However, the tourism industry still has many things to do, from promoting to
creating better products and services to attract a bigger number of tourists. If
so, there will be more regular flights.
“Having charter flights is a good start for the tourism, but such flights cannot
create a stable tourist supply. However, the tourism industry needs to make use
of opportunities to attract tourists and have new regular flights if wanting to
obtain a high growth,” said Cao Tri Dung, director of Vitours Co. in Danang.