AirAsia, a leading regional budget carrier, announced on November 6 that it will start direct daily flights between Ho Chi Minh City to the world-acclaimed tourist destination of Phuket in Thailand.

Aside from its existing flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta, the new route will expand customers’ options while maintaining good service at low cost, said Thai AirAsia Managing General Director Tassapon Bijleveld.

It will also help customers connect to other regional tourist destinations such as Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Hong Kong, Jakarta and Medan, he added.

He said that with its cheap prices and extensive network, Air Asia believes that it will attract more tourists, thus boosting tourism and economic development in the region.

Source: VietNamNet/VNA