By The Nation
Nha Trang and Bangkok are becoming ever more popular with mainland China tourists. In 2017, Chinese tourists took more than 4 million trips to Vietnam and more than 9.5 million trips to Thailand. This was a major increase on previous years for both countries. With its turquoise sea and long sandy beach, Nha Trang has been called "one of the top 50 must-travel destinations" by National Geographic. Bangkok, meanwhile, is famed for its culinary prowess, gorgeous islands, historical pagodas and exciting nightlife, making the city a popular choice for tourists.
In recent years, Air China has worked to expand its global route network based around its hub in Beijing.
At the same time, the airline also places importance on providing international routes to important
regional cities. Air China has successively launched routes between Hangzhou and Bangkok, Tianjin and Bangkok, Chongqing and Nha Trang, and Shanghai Pudong and Bangkok. This has provided Chinese passengers with new routes and more choices for their travel to Southeast Asia. The two new flights between Hangzhou and Nha Trang, and Chengdu and Bangkok will also help expand the routes available in eastern and southwestern China.
At present, Air China's Hangzhou base offers connections to 30 domestic airports, as well as multiple regional and international destinations including Seoul, Taipei, Bangkok and Surat Thani. The Hangzhou - Nha Trang route will be three flights per week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
The outbound flights will depart from Hangzhou at 2.40 pm Beijing Time, and land in Nha Trang at 5.20pm local time. The return flights depart from Nha Trang at 6.20pm local time, and arrive in Hangzhou at 10.40p, Beijing Time.
The Chengdu – Bangkok route will be serviced by one flight per day. The flights will depart from Chengdu at 2.40pm Beijing Time and arrive in Bangkok at 5pm local time. The return flights will depart from Bangkok at 6pm local time, and arrive in Chengdu at 10.15pm Beijing Time.