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News Review • Asia/Pacific

AirAsia operated its first flight from Kuala Lumpur to Can Tho, Vietnam on April 8, to become the first international service to touch down in the Mekong Delta’s largest city. The four times-weekly link is the carrier’s sixth Vietnamese destination and follows an announcement it will launch another new service to Can Tho from Bangkok, Thailand in May. According to the airline, the Mekong Delta offers tremendous potential for tourism, with 8.5m visitors arriving last year.

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