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AirAsia to connect two cities to Vietnam’s Can Tho

by on February 1, 2019
 

AirAsia connects Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok to the biggest city in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, Can Tho in April/May 2019. The CEOs of both AirAsia Malaysia and Thai AirAsia are both excited about the new routes. Both made mention of the contribution to the socio-economic development of the city. The new routes will provide new opportunities for the people in Mekong Delta to connect with Asean and beyond through the AirAsia network.

…. We are pleased to introduce Can Tho and further expand our network in Vietnam with our sixth route from Malaysia. As the largest foreign airline group by capacity in Vietnam, we are also excited to be the first international airline flying directly into Can Tho from Malaysia.  AirAsia Malaysia CEO Riad Asmat

His Thai AirAsia counterpart concurred, saying that the route is an important addition to its network in Vietnam.

…. Can Tho should prove an interesting destination for Thai travellers looking for new experiences with its riverside lifestyle and floating market right at the mouth of the Mekong River. A direct connection from Thailand to Can Tho will make travel much more convenient for both Thai and foreign tourists. Santisuk Klongchaiya, CEO of Thai AirAsia

Why Can Tho?

Located on the southern bank of the Hau River, Can Tho is famous for its floating markets, rice paper and pottery making villages and picturesque rural canals. Often referred to as the “Rice Bowl of Vietnam” due to its fertile soil, Can Tho is also the largest agricultural producer in the Mekong Delta.

The area is home to Can Tho Bridge, the longest main span cable-stayed bridge in Asean and Ninh Kieu Wharf, a popular spot to watch the sunset.

Visit Binh Thuy Ancient House, a French-style house built in 1870 as a place of worship for the Duong Family. The house was restored in the early 20th century.

Cai Rang Floating Market is the city’s most popular floating market as the region’s rich soil makes it the country’s main source of agricultural produce.

Foodie alert!

Foodies can savour

  • Bun rieu cua, a rich, tomato-based crab noodle soup with rice vermicelli and dumplings
  • Com ga cam ky, steamed chicken rice
  • Banh trang tron, rice paper strips tossed with peanuts, herbs, dried shrimp, dried beef, hard-boiled quail eggs, shredded mango and sweet-sour spicy dressing
  • Bap xao bo, corn stir-fried with margarine, green onions and dried shrimp

From Kuala Lumpur

AirAsia will fly four direct flights weekly to Can Tho from Kuala Lumpur starting 8th April 2019. This new unique route is the first scheduled international service to operate to the fourth biggest city in Vietnam.

To celebrate the new route, AirAsia is offering all-in, one-way member fares from MYR36* until 10th February 2019 for travel between 8th April and 25th October 2019. Make bookings on airasia.com or the AirAsia mobile app.

Besides Can Tho, AirAsia Malaysia connects travellers from Malaysia to Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Hanoi, Nha Trang and Phu Quoc in Vietnam with 85 one-way flights weekly.

Flight schedule Kuala Lumpur (KUL)-Can Tho (VCA)

Route Flight No Departure Arrival Days of service
KUL-VCA AK575 07:55 (7.55am) 08:50 (8.50am) Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
VCA-KUL AK576 09:20 (9.20am) 12:15 (12.15pm)

Vietnam local time is one hour behind local time in Kuala Lumpur.

From Bangkok

AirAsia is introducing three weekly direct flights from Bangkok (Don Mueang) – Can Tho starting 2nd May 2019 with a one way promotional fare from THB 890.  Book until 11th February 2019 for travel from 2nd May 2019 to 26th October 2019.

Thai AirAsia currently operates four routes to Vietnam: Bangkok-Hanoi (2 flights daily), Bangkok-Ho Chi Minh (3 flights daily), Bangkok-Da Nang (3 flights daily), Chiang Mai-Hanoi (1 flight daily).

Flight schedule Bangkok (DMK)-Can Tho (VCA)

Route Flight No Departure Arrival Days of service
DMK-VCA FD680 11.20 (11.20am) 13:00 (1pm) Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
VCA-DMK FD681 13:30 (1,30pm) 15:00 (3pm)

Can Tho

* Promotional all-in-fares quoted are for one-way travel only inclusive of taxes and fees. Fare shown are for BIG members only. Terms and conditions apply.

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