The national airlines of Kazakhstan, Air Astana, will launch the first route linking Ho Chi Minh City and the biggest Kazak city of Almaty on January 2, 2013.

There will be two flights per week on the route, one every Wednesday and Friday.

A direct flight will be offered from Ho Chi Minh City to Almaty, while the Almaty to HCM City flight will transit in Bangkok./.VNA