KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 7): AirAsia announced today it will begin direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phu Quoc, Vietnam on Nov 2 this year.
“We are delighted to be the first airline to launch a direct service from Kuala Lumpur to one of ASEAN’s best-kept secrets. We are committed to helping more people visit more places in the region,” said AirAsia Malaysia commercial head, Spencer Lee, at a launch event.
The low-cost carrier will operate weekly return flights between the two countries on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
Phu Quoc is AirAsia’s fifth route into Vietnam after Ho Chi Minh, Da Nang, Hanoi and Nha Trang.
“Guests can connect to Phu Quoc via Kuala Lumpur from 20 cities in China, India, Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and here. Their stay will also be visa-free for up to 30 days, making this an accessible paradise,” he said.
“We hope to contribute to the social and economic development of Phu Quoc, and look forward to working with the local government to develop Phu Quoc into a world-class tourist destination,” he added.
AirAsia is offering special introductory all-in-fares for the route via airasia.com and the AirAsia mobile app from Aug 8 to Aug 19. The flights, costing as low as RM90, are for the travel period between Nov 2, 2018 and March 29, 2019.
BigPay cardholders will enjoy zero-processing fees, while AirAsia BIG Loyalty Programme members can redeem a one-way trip from Kuala Lumpur to Phu Quoc with just 100 BIG Points (base fare only).
Phu Quoc, which is Vietnam’s largest island, features verdant jungles, crystal clear waters and tall mountains. The must-dos include a visit to Ham Ninh fishing village and Suoi Tranh waterfall, as well as savouring the seafood and tasty range of titbits found at Dinh Cau night market.