The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines and the Ho Guom Tourism company on June 3 jointly held a ceremony to launch the direct air route between Hanoi and Kuala Lumpur .

The resumption of the air route with the first flight scheduled for June 16, is part of Vietnam Airlines’ plan to expand its flight network from Hanoi to destination in the Southeast Asia region.

The chief of Vietnam Airlines office in Malaysia , Mai Quoc Tuan said the rising demand of travellers between Hanoi – Kuala Lumpur prompted the airline to resume service on the route, with seven flights a week.

The route will use Airbus A321 aircraft capable of carrying 168 passengers.

On the occasion, Vietnam Airlines offers a special discounted price of 2.5 million VND (120 USD) for a return ticket.

With a view to attracting passengers, the airline will cooperate with Vietnamese and Malaysian travel agencies to design tours to famous tourist destinations in northern Vietnam such as Ha Long Bay, Sapa and Ninh Binh, which will help promote the country’s image to Malaysian tourists./.