AirAsia celebrated its first flight from Kuala Lumpur to Can Tho, making history as the first international flight to touchdown in the Mekong Delta’s largest city.

CAN Tho becomes AirAsia’s sixth destination in Vietnam, and follows the announcement of new services between Bangkok and Can Tho which are set to commence in May 2019.

(4th from left) Abdul Hadi Che Man, Director of Tourism Malaysia in HCMC; AirAsia Captain Rajesh Gill; Dương Tấn Hiển, Vice Chairman of Can Tho People’s Committee; Phạm Thanh Tâm, Director of Can Tho International Airport and Nguyễn Minh Tuấn; Deputy Director of Can Tho Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism receiving AirAsia’s inaugural flight at Can Tho International Airport

Laddawan Meesupwatana – Group Head of Product, Indochina Market said: “We are excited to welcome the first-ever international flight to Can Tho today. The Mekong Delta has tremendous potential with some 8.5 million visitors choosing to come here in 2018.

“This new flight will help to connect the Mekong Delta with Asean, and at the same time bring visitors to explore the beauty of Can Tho, such as the floating markets, pottery villages and picturesque canals.”

Besides Can Tho, AirAsia Malaysia connects guests from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Hanoi, Nha Trang and Phu Quoc, also from Penang to Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi, as well as from Johor Bahru to Ho Chi Minh City.