Starting July 6, Dragonair is adding one more weekly flight on to its service to Danang, Vietnam, which is currently thrice-weekly. This change will be in operation throughout the summer season, which ends in October.
The new service will be operated by an Airbus A320 and flown on Saturdays. The other three services operate on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. The new service will leave Hong Kong at 0755 and arrive in Danang at 0855. The return leg will depart Vietnam 0950 for a 1250 touchdown.
Ivan Chan, corporate communication manager public affairs of the airline said that the move was "in view of the expected surging demand of leisure travel during summer holidays". This is despite the fact that Vietnam has recently increased its visa fee to the tune of US$25 for many nationalities (see story here). For some top tips on how to enjoy the city, located in the central and highlands region of Vietnam, click here.
There is also, however, evidence of an influx of new business in Danang. Established and major industries in this region include seafood, textile and garments, footwear, mechanical products and building materials. But recently, investment opportunities have blossomed with the growing Danang Hi-tech Park and the new IT Park, which between them house many companies in software production, telecommunication equipment production, optoelectronics, semi conductors and precision mechanics. Biomechanics is also a thriving field in Danang, with research ongoing in environmental protection equipment and food processing.
Dragonair also flies to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.