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PG flight a boon for golf resorts

Aerial view of Ba Na Hills Golf Club, the Danang areaÆs newest course.

May 4, 2016 by e-NewsWire

DANANG, 4 May 2016: Vietnam’s central coast’s popular golf destinations are confident Bangkok Airways newest service to Danang will boost business opportunities.

The airline is due to start four weekly flights to Danang, 25 May from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Danang is the nearest gateway to four world-class golf courses that have been opened over the last eight years. Danang and its neighbouring destinations welcomed 4.6 million visitors, both domestic and international tourists in 2015.

The 90-minute flight will depart Suvarnabhumi Airport at 1100 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays using a 144-seat Airbus 319.

“It should shape up to be another significant boon for the Danang area,” said Joe Millar, chairman of Golf Coast Vietnam

Golf Coast Vietnam newest course Ba Na Hills Golf Club  officially opened all 18 holes, 25 March.

Other courses in the region include Colin Montgomerie’s Montgomerie Links, Greg Norman’s Danang Golf Club and Nick Faldo’s Laguna Lang Co.

The quality of Golf Coast Vietnam’s courses played a major role in the country being named 2016 Golf Destination of the Year for Asia & Australia at the annual IAGTO Awards last October.

All four courses are less than a 45-minute drive by car from Danang’s airport.

The central region province has also the highest concentration of UNESCO World Heritage sites in Asia, beachfront resorts and spas.

“The beauty of Vietnam’s central coast is that it’s got so much to offer,” said Millar, who also serves as general manager of Danang Golf Club. “Golfers always tell us they love the food, culture, history and scenery as much as the golf.”

Bangkok Airways is popular among international tourists who fly to Thailand with its codeshare partners and then use the airline to access neighbouring countries.

Danang, which aims to attract more than 5 million visitors this year, is also served by direct international flights from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Siem Reap, Seoul, Hong Kong and several cities in China including Shanghai.

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