Đà Nẵng is on the end of the East-West Economic Corridor (EWEC) which stretches over Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, and Burma (Myanmar).
Main article: Da Nang International Airport
Đà Nẵng International Airport, located at the center of the city, is the third largest international airport in Vietnam. It is an important gateway to access central Vietnam. The airport was known as Đà Nẵng Air Base during the Vietnam War, during which time it was described as the world’s busiest airport. During the month of May 1968, the base reached an average of 2,595 air traffic operations daily, more than any airport in the world. As of June 2011, the airport has domestic connections to Hanoi, Hồ Chí Minh City, Hải Phòng, Buon Ma Thuot, Đà Lạt, Nha Trang, and Pleiku, as well as international connections to Guangzhou (People’s Republic of China), Siem Reap (Cambodia), Singapore, and Taipei (Taiwan).
Beginning 16 December 2011, a Malaysian low-cost carrier began offering four flights a week between Đà Nẵng and Kuala Lumpur. A new international terminal opened in December 2011 and which is expected to allow further connections to destinations such as Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea.