Passengers on the first flight from Bangkok to Can Tho are welcomed at Can Tho International Airport on May 2 (Photo: VNA)

Can Tho (VNA) – The first direct flight of Malaysia’s AirAsia from Bangkok (Thailand) landed in the Can Tho international airport in the Mekong Delta on May 2.

The Bangkok-Can Tho air route is the second international service operated by AirAsia to the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho. The first one, the Can Tho-Kuala Lumpur route, was launched in early April.   

AirAsia conducts three return flights from Can Tho to Bangkok each week, on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The flights take off at Can Tho at 13:30 and at Bangkok at 11:25.

On the occasion, the airline launched one-way promotional tickets starting from only 730,000 VND, including taxes and fees, for flights on the route from May 2 to September 30, 2019.

Laddawan Meesupwatana, head of products for AirAsia’s Indochinese market, said the new service will help tourism development in both the Mekong Delta and Bangkok.

With the new service, Can Tho became the fifth city in Vietnam connected with Bangkok by AirAsia’s direct air service. The other four are Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang and Nha Trang, all are major tourist destinations in Vietnam.

Can Tho international airport, which has an annual capacity of 3 million passenger, was put into use in 2011. It served 815,000 passengers in 2018. AirAsia is the only international airline flying to Can Tho. -VNA