Kazakhstan-Ho Chi Minh City direct air route launched

Kazakhstan’s national airline Air Astana has officially announced it will open a direct air route to Ho Chi Minh City on January 2, 2013.

The new service, scheduled with two weekly flights on Wednesdays and Fridays, is expected to promote bilateral trade cooperation between the two countries and enable more Vietnamese tourists to visit the Central Asian country.

The new route is especially significant considering Vietnam’s accelerated non-tariff negotiations with Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.

Air Astana has selected Vietway Aviation Company as its official agent in Vietnam, in charge of ticket sales, promotions and market development.

The airline is offering a 30 percent discount to passengers who book tickets before January 1, 2013.

Translated by MT

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