Vietjet opens Hanoi-Melbourne route

By VNA   June 4, 2024 | 04:55 pm PT
Vietjet opens Hanoi-Melbourne route
A Vietjet aircraft is seen at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy
The first flight from Hanoi to Melbourne by Vietjet landed on Tuesday, marking the airline's sixth route connecting Vietnam and Australia.

On the new route, two round-trip flights using the wide-body Airbus A330 aircraft are operated weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

According to the Victoria’s Tourism Forecasts 2023-2028, the route between Vietnam's capital and the Australian state's capital and most populous city is expected to contribute to attracting investment and driving demand for tourism, studying abroad, visiting relatives, and working in Victoria, so that it can achieve its tourism growth goals, restoring activities to pre-pandemic levels by 2025.

Vietjet Vice President Nguyen Thi Thuy Binh said since the carrier’s first flight to Australia in April 2023, it has continuously expanded the network, linking Ho Chi Minh City to the five largest Australian cities of Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide.

Jim Parashos, Chief of Aviation at Melbourne Airport, noted that the growth of the number of travelers to Vietnam is among post-pandemic bright spots in Australia.

Vietnam is currently among the top 10 destinations for Australian tourists, he added.

The airline currently operates a total of 58 flights per week between the two nations. On June 8, it is set to begin carrying passengers from Sydney to Hanoi and vice versa.

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