Kuala Lumpur (VNA) – Flag carrier Vietnam Airlines flew round-trip from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur on Feb. 17, marking the resumption of scheduled flights between Malaysia and Vietnam after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic of COVID-19.
Cao Chinh Mien, head of Vietnam Airlines branch in Malaysia, said the resumption of commercial flightsbetween Malaysia and Vietnam will not only help bring back Vietnamese citizens who are working and stranded in Malaysia but also help attract more tourists and promote trade between the two countries.
Vietnamese airlines has updated its scheduled international flight itinerary on its official website. There will be flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Kuala Lumpur on February 17, 22 and 27, and every Wednesday from March 1.
Since January 1, Vietnam Airlines has resumed 24 international routes to 15 countries and territories.
The Vietnam Airlines representative said the carrier will increase the total number of international flights to at least 95 per week from April and at least 164 per week from July. All international flights are expected to resume at pre-pandemic levels to meet passenger demand, he said./.