Kazakhstan airline adds route to Ho Chi Minh City

June 26. Tuoitrenews

Kazakhstan airline adds route to Ho Chi Minh CityAir Astana, a carrier based in Kazakhstan, will begin service between its country and Ho Chi Minh City in early 2013, according to a representative at the municipal Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism.

The representative did not specify a city of origin in Kazakhstan, where the capital is Astana.

The airline, which has been collaborating with the city’s tourism department, will offer three flights a week, with a layover in Bangkok.

Kazakhstan, a transcontinental country and the largest in Central Asia, borders Russia, China, and Uzbekistan.

In related news, Kenya Airways recently launched a route to Vietnam, making it the second African airline to connect the continent to this country.

Kenya Airways said it has assigned the Vacation Travel and Tay Ho Tourism Co tour organizers as its representatives in HCMC and Hanoi.

Meanwhile, two regional airlines are rolling out summer promotions with flights to and from Vietnam. Budget airline Vietjet Air and flag-carrier Singapore Airlines announced the discount fares last week.