Marking its third gateway in Vietnam, Qatar Airways recently celebrated the official launch of its Doha-Da Nang services.
The Qatari carrier landed at Da Nang International Airport, where it was welcomed with a traditional water cannon salute.
Chief executive, Qatar Airways Group, HE Akbar Al Baker remarked on the occasion: “Qatar Airways is very pleased to extend its reach into Vietnam by launching our third gateway into this beautiful country. The addition of Da Nang to our global network further demonstrates our commitment to the Far East region, a highly important market for Qatar Airways. And we are excited for passengers travelling to and from central Vietnam to experience our award-winning service and product for themselves.
“With 56 weekly passenger flights to and from Vietnam, we take great pride in in our role in bringing passengers to and from this beautiful county and also being a trade enabler and connector for Vietnamese and international businesses,” he added.
Meanwhile, the Vietnamese Ambassador to the State of Qatar, HE Nguyen Dinh Thao, declared: “This year marks the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Qatar, and we are delighted to welcome Qatar Airways to Da Nang, its third Vietnamese destination. The direct flight to Doha will play a crucial role in connecting central Vietnam passengers and freight to the rest of the world. With the increased connectivity, we also look forward to welcoming more tourists to Da Nang, the tourist capital of South Central Vietnam.”
Qatar Airways will offer four-times-weekly flights to Da Nang, serviced by a Boeing B787-8 aircraft, with 22 seats in business class and 232 seats in economy class.
This new launch represents the Qatari carrier’s 14th new direct route this year. Looking ahead to 2019, the airline has plans in place for new, exciting destinations such as Valletta, Malta and Isfahan, Iran, among others.