AirAsia launches inaugural Kuala Lumpur-Nha Trang, Vietnam flight

PETALING JAYA: AirAsia has launched its inaugural flight from Kuala Lumpur to Nha Trang, Vietnam, which marked it as the first airline to operate direct flights to the city from Malaysia.

In a statement today, the low-cost carrier said the inaugural flight recorded a positive flight load of 93%.

"Vietnam is a key market for us and we are humbled to be able to continue to provide more connectivity between Vietnam and Malaysia," AirAsia Bhd head of commercial Spencer Lee said.

"Nha Trang is a great addition to our network and we see a good potential in the destination which was why we have decided to increase our Fly-Thru routes benefitting travellers from the region and beyond to visit the coastal city," he added.

Lee said customers can make use of the optional Fly-Thru service connecting to other flights with their baggage checked-through to the final destination without the hassle of immigration clearance at the transit hub.

With this optional service, he said the guests can now travel to Nha Trang seamlessly from eight countries with 23 cities including Johor Bahru, Penang, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Langkawi, Singapore and Jakarta.

AirAsia also connects travellers from Kuala Lumpur to other cities in Vietnam including Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang and Hanoi.