Quang Binh to open air route to Thailand
Update: Feb 21, 2017
The Quang Binh provincial People’s Committee has worked with the budget carrier Jetstar Pacific to open two air routes from Dong Hoi to Chiang Mai (Thailand) and Hai Phong.

Accordingly, the Dong Hoi – Hai Phong air route is scheduled to open in the end of May 2017 with two flights a week, while air connection between Dong Hoi and Chiang Mai is being discussed for launch in June 2017.

Currently, Thai tourists are interested in Viet Nam’s tourist attractions like Hoi An, Sa Pa, Ninh Binh and Quang Binh. Specifically, Chiang Mai has familiar attractions to discover nature, culture and history with Quang Binh. However, it take two days for travellers to come to Quang Binh by road, while they need only spend two hours to travel by air.

The launch of the Dong Hoi – Chiang Mai air route aims to lure more Thai tourists to northern localities, creating two tourism routes: Quang Binh – Hoi An and Quang Binh – Ninh Binh – Ha Long – Ha Noi – Sa Pa.

Meanwhile, the operation of the Dong Hoi – Hai Phong route will create favourable conditions for people of central coastal localities to visit Hai Phong and northern localities, especially tourists to Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park.