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Published on : Friday, January 29, 2016
planeThe flight frequencies between Kuala Lumpur (KL) and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam would result in higher tourists volume between Malaysia and Vietnam, said Consulate General of Malaysia in Ho Chi Minh City, Sofian Akmal Abd Karim. This will strengthen the relationship between the two ASEAN countries.
Malaysian hybrid airline, Malindo Air today launched its first flight to Ho Chi Minh City, flying with Boeing 737-800 aircraft and offers seven times weekly flights for the service.
“In 2015, a total of 265,000 Vietnamese travelled to Malaysia,” Karim told reporters after welcoming Malindo Air’s inaugural flight from KL to Ho Chi Minh City today.
According to Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, Malaysian tourist arrivals to Vietnam were over 329,000 people in 2013, increasing to more than 339,000 in 2014 and totalled 300,000 in the first 11 months of 2015.
Malindo Air Chief Executive Officer Chandran Rama Muthy, in a separate statement, said the airline’s new flight service offered passengers competitive low fares between KL and Ho Chi Minh City.
Promotional fares for KL-Ho Chi Minh City starts from RM129 for Economy Class and RM399 for Business Class one-way, all inclusive.
Notably, this is a part of the airline’s international network expansion, bringing its current route network to 33 destinations in 10 countries.