Kuala Lumpur (VNA)
– A Vietnamese airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur to Malaysia landed safely at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi on the night of May 7, making it the first operated by the national flag carrier between the two capitals after 26 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Speaking to Vietnam News Agency in Kuala Lumpur, Hoang Minh Tri, head of airline branch in Malaysia, said there would be three flights on the route per week.
The recovery is necessary as demand recovers thanks to the control of the pandemic, Tri said.
He said Malaysian authorities are asking passengers to submit a negative statement COVID-19[feminine] test result before boarding.
According to the official, by the end of the year, Vietnam Airlines will also gradually increase its frequency on the Kuala Lumpur – Ho Chi Minh City route to a maximum of two flights per day.
Tri said he hopes that in 2023 travel demand between nations will return to pre-pandemic levels.
The branch stopped operating flights from Malaysia to Vietnam from March 17, 2020, due to the pandemic-induced border closure. On February 18, she reopened the airway./.