Malaysian budget airline AirAsia has successfully launched its fourth service to Vietnam. After operating to Ho Chi Minh City (42 times per week), Hanoi (11 times per week) and Da Nang (10 times per week), all from Kuala Lumpur, the low-cost carrier has now started operating between the Malaysian capital and the city of Nha Trang.
The maiden flight, number AK204, landed without any problems at the Cam Ranh International Airport in Nha Trang near noon, at 11:35 AM today.
In a statement regarding the new route, Spencer Lee, AirAsia Head of Commercial said that they see Vietnam as the key market.
He also added:
As a truly Asean airline, we are proud to continue our commitment towards growing Asean and connecting the region further with a direct route to Nha Trang. We are humbled to be able to continue to provide more connectivity between Vietnam and Malaysia. We look forward to sharing the beauty of this Asean treasure with our passengers, through our daily flights operating directly from Kuala Lumpur.
AirAsia CEO Fernandes Calls upon Mavcom to Justify Equal PSCs at both KLIA Terminals
Meanwhile, AirAsia Chief Executive Officer Tony Fernandes has called upon the Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) to justify the equal passenger service charges (PSC) on both KLIA1 and KLIA2 at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
Fernandes asked on Twitter this morning:
How can KLIA1 and KLIA2 have the same charges? How does Mavcom justify that to the public? No aero train worse passengers comfort etc.
AirAsia CEO also noted that Mavcom has to see the success Langkawi Airport has with lower charges.
It’s great news. From Macau to the Philippines to Thailand to Japan. Airports are changing. Only Mavcom and Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB), but that will change.
Mavcom’s PSC revisions became effective on 1st January, 2017 and are increased to RM11 at all airports for domestic departures. For international flights, the PSC was increased to RM50 at KLIA2 and RM73 for other airports. At the same times Mavcom introduced a new ASEAN tier for all airports at RM35.
Since then, international PSCs at KLIA2 were further increased to RM73, making them equal with international departures at other airports in the country.