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Da Nang welcomes South Korean air route

Released at: 14:11, 12/04/2015

Da Nang welcomes South Korean air route

The citizens of the central city now have a direct connection to South Korea's second largest city.

by Tue Lam

South Korean airline Air Busan has begun the operation of regular routes from Busan, an economic giant in the south of the nation, to Da Nang. It is the carrier's first and only current route to Vietnam.

This month, there will be two flights per week from Da Nang to Busan and vice versa on Thursdays and Sundays, with four flights per week expected in the next five to eight months.

Flights from Busan depart at 21:35 local time and arrive in Da Nang at 01:10, while the return flight departs at 01:10 Vietnam time to arrive in Busan at 07:20 the same day.

Air Busan, established in October 2008 and known as one of South Korea's budget air travel options, has 14 domestic and international flights, including to China, Japan, and other South East Asian countries. According a figures released by the airline, about one third of passengers from Gimhae International Airport in Busan are customers of Air Busan.

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