Vietnam Airlines has resumed flights between the coastal city of Da Nang and Tokyo’s Narita Airport following a three-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Flights currently run four times a week – on Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

The SkyTeam member will increase the frequency to daily from July 1.

The outbound VN318 service is a redeye flight departing Da Nang at 0005 and arriving in Narita at 0735.

The inbound VN319 departs Narita at 1030 in the morning and lands in Da Nang at 1425.

Vietnam Airlines deploys its Airbus A321 single aisle aircraft on Da Nang-Narita.

These seat 16 passengers in 2-2-configured business class recliners and 162-168 passengers in standard economy in a 3-3 setup.

The airline notes that 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Vietnam.

Vietnam Airlines says it has been playing a crucial in connecting cultural and economic ties between the two countries, enhancing its position as the airline that operates the most direct flights between Japan and Vietnam.

Vietnam Airlines has resumed all its pre-pandemic routes to Japan, including between Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Fukuoka; as well as Da Nang-Tokyo.

Japan is Vietnam Airlines’ largest global market.