The Asiana Airlines flight, with a 10-member flight crew, had departed from Incheon International Airport, outside of Korea’s capital city of Seoul, earlier the same day.
Most visitors were surprised and delighted to receive flowers and gifts, including specialties of the central province of Khanh Hoa.
"This is the first time my family has been here in Vietnam. And as soon as I arrived at Cam Ranh airport I felt that your country is very beautiful, with friendly and hospitable people," Kim Dong Hwan, who flew with his family from Seoul, told Tuoi Tre.
"From now to August 31, each week Asiana Airlines will make two flights, on Tuesdays and Sundays, from Incheon to Cam Ranh with A321 planes, each carrying about 140-150 passengers," said Truong Dang Tuyen, director of the provincial Department of Culture - Sports and Tourism.
According to Tuyen, opening a direct flight route from Incheon International Airport to Cam Ranh is a significant step forward in bringing foreign tourists in general, and South Korean tourists in particular, to visit, live and work in Vietnam.
Thereby, this will boost the image of Nha Trang - Khanh Hoa as an attractive, safe and friendly tourist destination in the eyes of visitors.
It is known that the amount of Russian visitors to Nha Trang has regularly increased with 6-7 weekly flights, with each flight carrying around 50-180 tourists, since October 2011.
"Especially in the winter holiday for Russian visitors, which will begin in October, there will be three flights carrying Russian passengers every day".
National flagship carrier Vietnam Airlines (VNA) said it would add 707 flights, with nearly 100,000 seats, over 16 domestic routes in the summer of 2012’s peak period, from July to August 5.
A VNA representative said there will be an average daily increase of about 20 flights. At peak there will be 68 flights to / from Da Nang, 28 flights to / from Bangkok, 20 flights to / from Phu Quoc, and 16 flights to / from Da Lat.
Jester Pacific is also scheduling 48 extra flights between Da Nang and the country’s two major cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to meet the rising demand from customers for flights at the height of the 2012 summer season.
Jetstar will now up its flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang from four to five and double its flights between Da Nang and Hanoi from one to two, from Thursday to Sunday every week.