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National flag carrier to resume air services to Malaysia tomorrow

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines will resume the HCMC-Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) air service tomorrow, February 17, after nearly two years of suspension due to the Covid pandemic.

This is the first regular international air route to be resumed by the carrier after the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam announced on February 15 that it lifted Covid-related frequency limits and would reopen all regular international air routes as in the pre-pandemic period.

Flights on the air route are set to depart on February 17, 22 and 27 and on Wednesdays after March 1, according to the airline.

Since January 1, Vietnam Airlines has resumed 24 international air services to 15 countries and territories, including the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Laos and Cambodia.

The carrier will gradually resume all of its international air services in the coming months to meet the travel demand of tourists. The airline is set to raise its total number of weekly international flights to at least 95 in April and 164 in July.

Meanwhile, Vietjet Air announced that it would increase its frequency to six weekly flights between HCMC and Bangkok in Thailand in March, doubling the current frequency.

The low-cost carrier has resumed international air routes connecting Hanoi and HCMC with Tokyo, Taipei, Seoul, Singapore and Bangkok, the local media reported.

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