Kuala Lumpur (VNA) – The representative office of Vietnam Airlines in Malaysia, in collaboration with the travel agencies Asia Companion Travel and Vietnam TravelMar, organized a tourism promotion workshop, on the theme “Exploring Vietnam with Vietnamese airlines“, in Kuala Lumpur on July 19.
Addressing the event, Vietnam’s Ambassador to Malaysia, Tran Viet Thai, said the challenges brought about by COVID-19 show the importance of reconnecting the strategic partnership between Vietnam and Malaysia, empowering them. new opportunities to further strengthen their friendship, cooperation and mutual assistance.
The diplomat noted that Vietnam Airlines reopening of flightsconnecting Hanoi, Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur and the upcoming Da Nang-Kuala Lumpur route reflected a strong post-pandemic recovery, especially in tourism.
He hoped to see more Malaysian tourists visit Vietnam, helping to boost trade and people-to-people exchanges between the two nations.
Since mid-March this year, Vietnam has reopened and lifted quarantine measures, while Malaysia has reopened its borders from April 1.
Representative office chief Hoang Minh Tri said Vietnam Airlines has already reopened the Ho Chi Minh City-Kuala Lumpur route with a weekly frequency of 11 flights, which will be increased to 14 flights from Oct. 30.
According to the official, flights between the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang and the Malaysian capital will resume in early September. There will be four flights per week initially and seven per week from October 30.
Also from October 30, the carrier will resume operations of three flights per week on the Hanoi – Kuala Lumpur route.
Many promotional programs will be offered to Malaysian passengers, he added.
The workshop was part of a series of events organized by the airline around the world for its resumption of international flights and the promotion of tourism./.