HANOI, 8 October 2019: Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways will launch scheduled flights from Vietnam to Seoul in South Korea effective 17 October.
The airline released details last week saying it would fly daily services using an Airbus A321 from both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
South Korea is a major tourism market for Vietnam with Danang due to its golf courses attracting more tourists.
Vietnamese travelling to South Korea until August this year increased by 26% to over 371,000, according to the Korea Tourism Organisation.
Travel from South Korea to Vietnam, up until September, increased 22% to 339,600, based on Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.
Bamboo Airways operates 26 domestic routes with international services to Japan, South Korea and China.
The airline has ambitious plans to fly to around 40 domestic and international destinations in the long-term using around 30 aircraft. Serving neighbouring ASEAN is now the immediate target.
(Source Vietnam News Agency)