Da Nang has received its first foreign travelers as the country fully reopened international tourism on March 15 following two years of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Flight SQ172 of Singapore Airlines touched down at Da Nang International Airport at 11:05 am on Sunday, bringing nearly 160 passengers to the city, marking the revitalization of the local tourism from the pandemic.
The flight also resumed the operation of the Singapore – Da Nang regular route with one flight per day on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday mornings and on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday afternoons.
In June, Da Nang will try to successfully organize the Asian Route Development Forum 2022, the most prestigious aviation event in the Asia-Pacific region, to improve connections with more airports and airlines worldwide.
Also on Sunday, another flight, VZ960 of Thai Vietjet, a subsidiary of Vietnamese budget airline Vietjet Air, arrived in Da Nang with around 150 passengers from Bangkok, Thailand.
The Da Nang – Bangkok route has been resumed at a frequency of three fights per week, on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, which will increase depending on market demand.
Vietnam had closed its borders since March 2020 before restoring multiple international air routes from January on a pilot program aimed at reviving the tourist industry.
Since February 15, the country has removed all restrictions on international air passenger transport, and the full reopening of tourism came a month later.
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