This is the first international direct flight connecting Vietnam’s Mekong Delta city of Can Tho and Malaysia’s capital of Kuala Lumpur.
Laddawan Meesupwatana, head of products for AirAsia’s Indochinese market, said the region has much potential to develop its tourism sector, with some 8.5 million visitors in 2018.
The air route will help promote economic and tourism development of the two cities, as well as making it easy to connect people in the Mekong Delta with Southeast Asia and beyond through the airline’s extensive flight network, she added.
According to Meesupwatana, besides the Can Tho-Kuala Lumpur air route, AirAsia will also open a new flight between Can Tho and the Thai capital of Bangkok in May this year.
On the occasion, AirAsia launched one-way promotional tickets starting from only 730,000 VND, including taxes and fees, for flights from April 8 to September 30, 2019.
Passengers can book tickets at airasia.com or AirAsia’s mobile app from now until April 21, 2019.
The airline will conduct four flights per week between Can Tho and Kuala Lumpur on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
In Vietnam, AirAsia operates 16 direct air routes connecting Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Nha Trang, Phu Quoc, and Can Tho with six destinations in Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines.
Can Tho is the sixth airport in Vietnam that AirAsia has served with international flights.
With the launch of the Can Tho-Kuala Lumpur air route, Can Tho airport now has international flights to Taiwan, Bangkok, and Kuala Lumpur.