Korean Air to add more flights to Vietnam this October
South Korea’s flagship carrier Korean Air has announced it will be adding more flights to Da Nang City in Vietnam in October this year. Apart from Korean Air, Singapore’s Silk Air would also be enhancing its frequency to the Vietnamese city. The two international carriers have decided to increase frequencies here following the schedule expansions of domestic carrier Vietnam Airlines and other foreign airlines earlier this year.
Media reports quoting Korean Air officials said that the airline will start operating three more flights every week from Seoul from October 27, 2013. The reports further indicated that Silk Air will be adding a Thursday flight to its current schedule starting from October 31, 2013. The flight would be operated from Singapore. With the launch of flights to Da Nang City, the two airlines would be offering daily flights to Vietnam’s third largest city.
The additional flights to be operated by Korean Air and Silk Air would fulfill the growing demand from travelers from the U.S., Australia, the UK and other European countries.
Korean Air said that the three additional flights would now bring the total number of flights to 14 every week to be operated between the Korean capital Seoul and Da Nang City. The total 14 weekly flights also include those being already operated by South Korea’s Asiana Airlines and Vietnam Airlines.
Vietnam Airlines started operating two new flights to Da Nang City and Cambodia’s Siem Reap from Seoul from July 1, 2013. Hong Kong-based Dragonair also launched flights between Hong Kong and Da Nang City on March 28, 2013.