AirAsia Returns to More Cities in Vietnam

Travelers based in the Malaysian capital can look forward to one-way fares as low as RM 154.

The historic art deco–style railway station in Da Lat, Vietnam. (Photo: Polina Rytova/Unsplash)

In response to great demand, AirAsia plans to resume scheduled passenger flights between Kuala Lumpur and two of Vietnam’s top destinations in the next few days. The low-cost carrier has announced its return to Nha Trang from July 8, and Da Lat from July 10. Both routes will be served on a twice-weekly basis.

On Mondays and Fridays, Nha Trang–bound Flight AK 204 will depart Kuala Lumpur at 10:10 a.m. and arrive at the beachside city at 11:30 a.m. local time after two hours and 20 minutes in the air. The return service, AK 205, will push back after just 30 minutes on the ground, taking off at noon and returning to KLIA at 3:25 p.m. Every Wednesday and Sunday, passengers flying to Da Lat will leave aboard AK 571 at 11 a.m. and touch down in the “City of Eternal Spring” at 12:10 p.m.; travelers can expect a journey time of just two hours and 10 minutes. Flight AK 572 is then scheduled to depart Da Lat at 12:40 p.m. and arrive in Kuala Lumpur at 3:50 p.m. local time.

AirAsia Malaysia CEO Riad Asmat said in a statement, “As the momentum for leisure travel has picked up since the reopening of borders by most countries in the region, AirAsia is proud to participate in the revival of the tourism industry by resuming these popular routes to Vietnam.”

All fully vaccinated international arrivals can enter Vietnam without quarantine or undergoing any pre-departure test, and Malaysians may enter Vietnam visa-free and stay there for 14 days. Upon arrival, travelers above the age of two must download the PC-Covid app and use it to declare any symptoms during their stay, and have health insurance with a minimum coverage of US$10,000 for treatment in case they catch Covid-19.

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