The Republic of Korea (RoK)’s low-cost airline T’way Air launched the first direct air route linking Daegu to the capital city of Ha Noi on November 30.
The new route operates one flight per day. Ha Noi is the third city in Viet Nam the RoK’s budget-carrier T’way Air has opened air routes to. This follows after a flight to HCM City in December 2015 was announced (with one flight per day to Seoul) and also a flight to Da Nang in July 2016 (with four flights per day to Seoul, Pusan and Daegu).
RoK now ranks second in the list of foreign tourists to Viet Nam. In the first ten 10 months of the year, Viet Nam welcomed more than 2.8 million Korean visitors, up a significant 148.3% against the same period last year.
The low-cost airline expressed hope that the new service will serve as a bridge bringing more Korean visitors to Viet Nam whilst also allowing Vietnamese people to travel to major cities in the RoK easily.
T’way Air also has ambitious plans to open new direct air routes from the RoK to NhaTrang and Phu Quoc in 2019.
Between December 21 and 23, the airline will continue to launch direct air routes from Ha Noi to Seoul and Busan. This is the first RoK’s airline to launch three new air routes from three cities in the RoK to Ha Noi.
Seven Korean airlines are operating in Viet Nam, including Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, Jeju Air, Air Busan, Jin Air, Eastar Jet, and T'way Air.