AirAsia restarts Danang service after one-year hiatus

AIRASIA will recommence its Kuala Lumpur-Danang service with four flights a week on August 29, the LCC’s third destination in Vietnam after Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.

The LCC will be the only carrier operating the route, which it had withdrawn on June 10, 2013 as part of its route network realignment.

Adam Kamal, general manager of Rakyat Travel, commented: “For us, Danang is a new destination and an alternative to Bangkok and Thailand, which has seen a marked decline in interest due to the martial law imposed last month (TTG Asia e-Daily, May 20, 2014).”

“We will promote Danang through our website and offer it as a destination for company trips and leisure groups,” he added.

Apple Vacations & Conventions’ group managing director, Desmond Lee, added: “Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are both popular, year-round (destinations) for Malaysians.

“Danang is a new destination in Vietnam for us to promote…We think it will attract the FIT market as it is not an expensive destination and direct flights via AirAsia are easily available.”

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