3 November 2015

AirAsia to add direct flights between Penang and Ho Chi Minh from January 2016

Low-cost airline AirAsia is introducing direct flights from its international hub in Penang, Malaysia to the capital city of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City. The move strengthens the airline’s inter-ASEAN connectivity.

Spencer Lee, Head of Commercial for AirAsia said, “We strive to continue bringing Malaysia closer to our neighbouring cities by connecting more dots within ASEAN region. Penang is one of our important hubs, and we recognise its great tourism potential.. this new direct flight from Penang to Ho Chi Minh City signifies our commitment in establishing enhanced connectivity for the people from both cities.”

The Penang – Ho Chi Minh City route is flown four times a week and is scheduled to begin on 25 January 2016. AirAsia also flies direct to Ho Chi Minh City from Kuala Lumpur with five flights a day and three flights a week from Johor Bahru.

Flight Schedule for Penang (PEN) – Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) (commencing 25 January 2016):
Route Flight No Dep Arr Frequency
PEN - SGN AK 1502 1220 1305 Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
SGN - PEN AK 1503 1335 1615 Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday


Bookings are open for the flights today online, via AirAsia’s mobile app on iPhone and Android devices, as well as the mobile site. BIG members also will be able to redeem their flights for the Penang – Ho Chi Minh City route at airasiabig.com.