Vietnam encourages Australian airlines to establish routes to its cities

By VNA   March 5, 2024 | 04:47 am PT
The Vietnamese Government creates favourable conditions for airlines to develop and compete healthily, and encourages Australian carriers to fly to Vietnam, according to Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh.
Airlines air crafts at Hanois Noi Bai airport. Photo by VnExpress/Ngoc Thanh

Air crafts at Hanoi's Noi Bai airport. Photo by VnExpress/Ngoc Thanh

This statement was made during a ceremony commemorating 30 years of direct air travel between Vietnam and Australia in Melbourne city on Tuesday morning. The event was part of activities in the Prime Minister's trip to attend the ASEAN - Australia Special Summit and his official visit to Australia.

He expressed his hope that Vietnam's airlines will cooperate and compete fairly, especially in the current context - when the two countries will upgrade to a comprehensive strategic partnership.

Currently, Vietnamese airlines do not use domestically trained pilots, engineers, and mechanics, so he hoped Australia to support the training of pilots, mechanics, aviation managers.

He also urged Australian banks, investment funds, and investors to invest indirectly in Vietnamese airlines, saying that the Vietnamese ministries and sectors will strengthen their role in state management, remove difficulties, and proactively support airlines to overcome challenges and promote rapid and sustainable development.

The PM took the occasion to thank Australia, specifically Australian citizens who choose Vietnamese airlines such as Vietnam Airlines and Vietjet, to visit Vietnam, saying that this has contributed to boosting cultural connections and aviation economic development of the two countries.

Vietnam Airlines has been strengthening cooperation with partners in Australia to develop products and diversify services, thereby continuously bringing benefits to passengers.

It has paid attention to coordinating with agencies, travel companies and Australian partners to strengthen tourism promotion and promote destinations of both countries.

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