AirAsia (AK, Kuala Lumpur Int'l) is going to launch the first international service to Can Tho in southern Viet Nam on April 8, 2019, followed by services of its sister carrier Thai AirAsia (FD, Bangkok Don Mueang) service to the city from May 2.

AirAsia will operate from Kuala Lumpur Int'l 4x weekly, while its Thai sister airline will serve Can Tho 3x weekly from Bangkok Don Mueang.

"As the largest foreign airline group by capacity in Vietnam, we are also excited to be the first international airline flying directly into Can Tho from Malaysia," AirAsia CEO Riad Asmat said.

AirAsia currently operates eight routes to Viet Nam with a combined frequency of 85 weekly flights. The LCC serves Ho Chi Minh City from Kuala Lumpur, Penang, and Johor Bahru, Hanoi from Kuala Lumpur and Penang, as well as Da Nang, Phu Quoc, and Nha Trang Cam Ranh only from the main Malaysian gateway.

In turn, Thai AirAsia currently operates 56 weekly flights to Viet Nam. From Don Mueang, it flies to Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Da Nang. It also serves Hanoi from Chiang Mai.

Can Tho currently sees domestic services operated by Vietnam Airlines, VietJetAir, and Jetstar Pacific.