AirAsia spreads wings to Vietnam

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KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 15): Low-cost carrier AirAsia Bhd has launched its inaugural flight from Kuala Lumpur to Nha Trang, Vietnam.

The arrival of flight AK204 at 11.35am marked its successful maiden entry into Cam Ranh International Airport, Nha Trang.

In a statement today, AirAsia head of commercial Spencer Lee said Vietnam is a key market for AirAsia.

“As a truly Asean airline, we are proud to continue our commitment towards growing Asean and connecting the region further with a direct route to Nha Trang.

“We are humbled to be able to continue to provide more connectivity between Vietnam and Malaysia,” Lee said.

AirAsia also connects guests from Kuala Lumpur to other cities in Vietnam, including Ho Chi Minh City with 42 times weekly flights, Da Nang with 10 times weekly flights, and Hanoi with 11 times weekly flights.

“We look forward to sharing the beauty of this Asean treasure with our passengers, through our daily flights operating directly from Kuala Lumpur,” he added.

At 11.20am, AirAsia shares rose 0.59% or 2 sen to RM3.43, with 1.92 million shares traded, for a market capitalisation of RM11.43 billion.