SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Yonhap) -- T'way Air Co., a South Korean budget carrier, said Thursday it has added new routes linking Daegu to Hanoi, Vietnam, and Kumamoto, Japan, as part of its ongoing efforts to strengthen its flight services.

The flights linking Daegu International Airport, some 300 kilometers southeast of Seoul, will be available starting Thursday, the company said in a statement.

From five local airports -- Incheon International Airport, Gimpo International Airport, Busan International Airport, Daegu International Airport and Muan International Airport -- T'way currently operates one domestic route to Jeju Island and 13 international routes to Guam and Vladivostok, as well as 11 Asian cities that include Tokyo, Shanghai, Taipei and Hong Kong.

It will operate 24 B737-800 jets all chartered from Boeing by the end of this year, the company said.

Source: Yonhap News Agency