Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker, met with a Vietnamese VIP delegation led by Deputy Secretary of the Da Nang Municipal Party Committee, Vo Cong Tri, and accompanied by Vietnam Ambassador to Qatar, HE Nguyen Dinh Thao, for further talks on bolstering tourism between the two countries. The delegation was also joined by senior government officials representing Da Nang.

Da Nang is the third destination of Qatar Airways in Vietnam. The airline recently announced the launch of direct flights to Da Nang starting on 19 December this year. The four-times-weekly flights will be served with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, featuring 22 seats in Business Class and 232 seats in Economy Class.

Addressing the delegation, Al Baker, emphasised their commitment to boost tourism in Vietnam.

This year marks a historic milestone between the State of Qatar and Vietnam as we celebrate 25 years of diplomatic relations and 11 years of service between Qatar Airways and Vietnam.

Our current routes to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi are already incredibly popular, and we are delighted to extend our reach into Vietnam with the upcoming launch of direct services to Da Nang, which demonstrates our commitment to further supporting the Vietnamese market.’

Da Nang, one of Vietnam’s key port cities, boasts beaches with tranquil, clear blue water and offers breathtaking views all year round, making it an ideal vacation spot. Da Nang has also recently seen a tremendous increase in visitors, with a record-breaking 6.6 million tourists in 2017, double the number in 2013.

Qatar Airways first commenced operations to Ho Chi Minh City in 2007, and was the first Gulf carrier to offer non-stop service to Vietnam’s largest city. Shortly afterwards, Hanoi was added to the airline’s fast-growing global network in 2010. Since the start of this year, passengers have benefited from frequency increases to both cities, with Qatar Airways now flying twice daily to Hanoi and ten times a week to Ho Chi Minh City.

Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport, to more than 150 destinations worldwide.

For updates and more information about Qatar Airways flights and destinations, visit their website at qatarairways.com.