The South Korean budget airline Eastar Jet (ESR) recently announced that it has launched scheduled flights between Seoul Incheon (ICN) and Da Nang (DAD) in Viet Nam, starting from 14 June. The carrier will operate 7 return Incheon-Da Nang flights per week utilising a 189-seat Boeing 737-800.
The inaugural direct scheduled flight from Seoul to Da Nang operated by the low-cost carrier Eastar Jet
With this service on the route, ESR has become the eighth carrier to offer air services between Incheon and Da Nang, and there are now a total 56 flights per week. The route is already flown by Jeju Airlines, Jin Air, T’way Air, Asiana Airlines, Korean Air, VietJet Air and Vietnam Airlines.
The Da Nang Department of Tourism reported that, between January and March, the city welcomed an estimated 191,483 South Korean visitors, up 90% against the same period last year. Currently, there are a total of around 72 flights per week between Da Nang and South Korean, including to Busan, Daegu and Muan as well as Incheon. The average occupancy rates on these flights are between 80 and 90%, or between 160 and 170 passengers per flight.