AirAsia has always been my number one choice when it comes to cheap flights to see the world. Not long ago I remember getting a notification on my AirAsia app saying that they now fly to Nha Trang. My initial thoughts were "where is Nha Trang?" but after some Googling, I realised that it was a beautiful beach town in Vietnam. To my surprise, Nha Trang resembles Gold Coast in Australia. There are reputable 5-star hotels planted alongside the main beach, street markets, plenty of bars & clubs and even a theme park!
I took a chance based on all the pictures I've saw on Google and decided to just book a flight with Redza there next year for a short holiday. Amidst planning for our trip to Nha Trang next year, Air Asia surprised me and a few other bloggers on the first flight from Kuala Lumpur to Nha Thrang a few months back. I was so excited that I got a preview of the amazing town, it was just as what I had imagined from the pictures.
It was not possible to get to this town before AirAsia launched their new route to Nha Trang, there was only an 11-hour train ride from Ho Chi Minh city. Imagine all that hours on a train versus a two hour flight straight from KLIA2! Aside from that, you can't compare an in-flight experience with a train. The flight was smooth sailing and we even got to stay connected thanks to the wifi onboard. AirAsia served us a delightful lunch on board and I can confidently say my favourite is the Biryani. Not to mention, the hot seats that we were provided were extra comfortable and with luck I even got a whole row to myself!
Flight Schedule for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL) – Nha Trang, Vietnam (CXR):
Flight no From To Departure Arrival Flight Schedule
AK204 KUL CXR 1030 1135 Daily
AK205 CXR KUL 1200 1515 Daily
If you're a seasoned traveller who likes to jump from one town to another city, Air Asia provides the optional Fly-Thru service connecting to other flights for their guests with their baggage checked-through to the final destination without the hassle of immigration clearance at the transit hub. With this optional service, guests can now travel to Nha Trang seamlessly from 14 cities in Asia and Australia such as from Johor Bahru, Penang, Singapore, Jakarta, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Changsha, Xi’an, Wuhan, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Sydney, or Perth via Kuala Lumpur. AirAsia also connects guests to other cities in Vietnam including Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, and Hanoi.
I can't say I'm not in love, I'm definitely looking forward to my next trip there in 2018! Stay tuned for a thorough guide then.