AirAsia continues to widen the Asean connectivity with the inaugural airline flight of its 54th unique path to Nha Trang, Vietnam that flies daily straight from Kuala Lumpur.
The maiden flight also designated another milestone for the carrier as AirAsia is the first airline to operate direct flights to Nha Trang from Malaysia.
The inaugural flight noted a positive flight load of 93 per penny. A grand obtaining wedding ceremony was held at the Cam Ranh International Airport to signify the arrival of flight AK204 in Nha Trang. The aircraft came at 11. 35AM yesterday and was greeted with a water cannon salute. Guests on board the inaugural flight included Dato’ Fam Lee Ee, board of directors for AirAsia Berhad; Spencer Lee, head of commercial for AirAsia Berhad; as well as a group of Malaysian, Australian and Singaporean media who will participate in a familiarisation trip to explore the Asean treasure of Nha Trang.
In conjunction with the momentous celebration, a press conference was held in Nha Trang with the attendance of Nguyen Th? Le Thanh, vice director of Khanh Hoa Department of Travel and leisure; Dato’ Fam Lee Ee, board of directors for AirAsia Berhad; and Spencer Lee, Head of Industrial for AirAsia Berhad.
Bradzino Lee, head of economic for AirAsia Berhad said: “This year is a large yr for Asean once we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Asean formation with many key activities taking place in the region. Because a truly Asean air travel, we are proud to keep our commitment towards growing Asean and connecting the region further with direct route to Nha Trang. We look forward to sharing the beauty of this Asean treasure with our passengers through our daily flights operating directly from Kuala Lumpur.
Vietnam is a key market for us all and we are humbled to be able to continue to provide more connectivity between Vietnam and Malaysia. Nha Trang is a great addition to our network and we see a good possible in the destination that was why we have determined to increase our Fly-Thru routes benefitting travellers from the region and past to visit the coastal city. We also desire the people from the Kh? nh H? a Province will take the possibility to discover Malaysia, Asean and the entire world with our intensive connectivity of over 120 destinations across twenty-seven countries, he added.
Guests can employ the optional Fly-Thru service linking to other flights using their baggage checked-through to the last destination without the trouble of immigration clearance at the transit hub. With this optional service, guests can now go Nha Trang seamlessly from eight countries with 23 cities including Johor Bahru, Penang, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Langkawi, Singapore, Jakarta, Bali, Bandung, Surabaya, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Changsha, Xi’an, Wuhan, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Sydney, Perth, Maldives, Colombo, and Tiruchirappalli.
AirAsia also connects visitors from Kuala Lumpur to other cities in Vietnam including Ho Chi Minh City with 42 times weekly flights; Da Nang with 10 times every week flights; and Hanoi with 11 times weekly flights.
Because the coastal city and capital of the Kh? nh H? a Province, Nha Trang brings about a marvellous picture where old meets new with heritage attractions set in a modern city. Travellers can expect an unforgettable getaway discovering the beautiful bays with white sandy coastlines and blue waters; appreciate the remaining Cham ethnic minority ruins on the hill overlooking the Nha Trang fishing villages at Po Nagar Cham Systems; have a fun day out at the Vinpearl Land Amusement Park that holds a Guinness World Record of any 3, 320-metre long cable car system with spectacular sea views; marvel at the Nha Trang Cathedral with France Catholicism influence; take a dip in natural hot springs or mud bathroom; and enjoy the delicious street food such just like cake snack, jellyfish noodles and bird’s nest soup