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Vietjet opens first ever direct flights between Vietnam and Queensland in June

Vietjet will launch the first non-stop flights connecting Vietnam to Queensland this June following its announcement of two services between Ho Chi Minh City and Melbourne/Sydney in a month.

The airline will operate twice weekly services between Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) and Brisbane Airport (BNE) from June 16, 2023, every Monday and Friday. The flights from Ho Chi Minh City will take off at 10:05 (local time) and land in Brisbane at 21:10 (local time). The return flights will depart at 23:10 (local time) and arrive at 04:50 the following day (local time).

In celebration of the new route, from now to March 22, 2023, all Vietjet’s Eco tickets between Vietnam and Australia (Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney) are on sale from just USD0 (*) at www.vietjetair.com and Vietjet Air mobile app. In addition, Vietjet’s passengers from across Vietnam flying to and from Australia can enjoy free transfer domestic flights to and from Ho Chi Minh City. (**)

Vietjet’s Vice President Nguyen Thanh Son, said: “We are very excited to fly first direct flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Queensland which is called the Sunshine state in Australia. The addition of Brisbane to our list of destinations would be another development to broadly connect Australia and Vietnam. Especially, with our recently introduced connecting services through Ho Chi Minh City and soon other Vietnamese hubs, Vietjet can bring more passengers from Asia and European countries to Australia. And vice versa, Australians now would find it super easy and economical to fly across Asian nations across its vast network which serves Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, mainland China, Thailand, India, Kazakhstan, etc. and other Vietnamese touristy coastal cities named Da Nang, Nha Trang and Phu Quoc. I believe that our services would be a catalyst for the further growth of tourism and trade between the two nations, and among the regions in the coming years.”

 “Vietnam is a rapidly growing market for Queensland, and we are delighted to have Vietjet join the BNE family. To have Vietnam and the Sunshine State connected for the first time by non-stop flights will deliver benefits in two countries. This historic new service from Vietjet will enable family and friends in Vietnam easy connection to Queensland,” Brisbane Airport Corporation Chief Executive Officer Gert-Jan de Graaff.

With a flight network covering around 450 flights daily on 160 routes throughout Vietnam and connecting Vietnam with a variety of Asia Pacific destinations, Vietjet will deploy the Airbus A330-300 onto all brand-new routes to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane with a configuration of 12 SkyBoss Business seats, and 365 seats in SkyBoss, Deluxe and Eco classes.

The airline has recently launched ticket sales for two direct routes from Ho Chi Minh City to Melbourne and Sydney with thrice weekly flights each. The flights connecting Ho Chi Minh City to Melbourne, Tullamarine airport, will commence operation on April 8, 2023 and the flights linking Ho Chi Minh City with Sydney will be in service from April 12, 2023.

As Australia’s most connected domestic hub, passengers arriving in Brisbane from Vietnam will be able to connect to 53 destinations across the country, with 30 of them in Queensland. The flights will bring more than 30,000 visitors in Brisbane during the first year of operation. It’s estimated Vietjet’s direct flights to Brisbane will generate $25.6 million for Queensland’s visitor economy and support 240 good Queensland jobs in the first year.

(*) Excluding taxes, fees

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