SEPANG, 30 January 2019: AirAsia is set to fly to Can Tho, the gateway city to Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, a region famed for its floating markets and cruises on the Mekong River.
Can Tho will be served by four weekly direct flights from Kuala Lumpur starting 8 April.
The new out of Kuala Lumpur is the first scheduled international service to operate to Vietnam’s fourth biggest city.
AirAsia Malaysia CEO Riad Asmat said: “We are pleased to introduce Can Tho and further expand our network in Vietnam with our sixth route from Malaysia.
“As the largest foreign airline group by capacity in Vietnam, we are also excited to be the first international airline flying directly into Can Tho from Malaysia.
“We foresee the new route not only contributing to the socio-economic development of the city, but providing new opportunities for the people in Mekong Delta to connect with ASEAN and beyond through our wide network.”
Besides Can Tho, AirAsia Malaysia flies to Ho Chi Minh City, Danang, Hanoi, Nha Trang and Phu Quoc in Vietnam with 85 one-way flights weekly.
To celebrate the new route, AirAsia is offering all-in member fares from MYR36 from 29 January through to 10 February for travel from 8 April to 25 October this year. Fares are bookable on airasia.com or the AirAsia mobile app.
Located on the southern bank of the Hau River, Can Tho is famed for its floating markets, rice paper and pottery making villages and picturesque rural canals.
Often referred to as the “Rice Bowl of Vietnam” due to its fertile soil, Can Tho is also the largest agricultural producer in the Mekong Delta.
Must-visit places include Can Tho Bridge, the longest main span cable-stayed bridge in ASEAN; Ninh Kieu Wharf, a popular spot to watch the sunset; Binh Thuy Ancient House, a French-style house first built in 1870 as a place of worship for the Duong Family that was restored in the early 20th century; and Cai Rang Floating Market, the city’s most popular floating market.