Vietjet will launch the primary nonstop flights connecting Vietnam and Queensland this June with a brand new two-weekly Airbus A330-300 route between Ho Chi Minh Metropolis and Brisbane.
Outbound flights will depart HCMC on Mondays and Fridays at 1005 and land in Brisbane at 2110 native time. The inbound flights will depart at 2310 and arrive again in HCMC at 0450 the next morning.
In celebration of the brand new route, from now to March 22, all Vietjet ‘Eco’ tickets between Vietnam and Australia (Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney) are on sale with a ‘zero-dollar’ base fare, which means passengers solely must pay for taxes and costs.
Much more apparently, Vietjet says it would present free home switch flights for passengers flying to Australia.
“We’re very excited to fly first direct flights from Ho Chi Minh Metropolis to Queensland which is known as the Sunshine state in Australia. The addition of Brisbane to our checklist of locations could be one other growth to broadly join Australia and Vietnam,” mentioned Vietjet vice chairman Nguyen Thanh Son.
Nguyen added: “Particularly, with our latest launched connecting providers by way of Ho Chi Minh Metropolis and shortly different Vietnamese hubs, Vietjet can deliver extra passengers from Asia and European international locations to Australia. And vice versa, Australians now would discover it tremendous simple and economical to fly throughout Asian nations throughout its huge community which serves Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, mainland China, Thailand, India and Kazakhstan.”
“Vietnam is a quickly rising marketplace for Queensland, and we’re delighted to have Vietjet be a part of the BNE household. To have Vietnam and the Sunshine State linked for the primary time by continuous flights will ship advantages in two international locations. This historic new service from Vietjet will allow household and associates in Vietnam simple connection to Queensland,” commented Brisbane Airport chief govt officer Gert-Jan de Graaff.
Vietjet will deploy its widebody Airbus A330-300 on its flights to Australia. These function 12 ‘SkyBoss’ enterprise class seats, and 365 seats in financial system class, together with ‘Eco’ and ‘Deluxe’ choices.
Vietjet will launch twice-weekly flights to Melbourne on April 8, adopted by thrice-weekly Sydney rotations from April 12.
It’s estimated that Vietjet’s direct flights to Brisbane will generate US$25.6 million for Queensland’s customer financial system and assist 240 Queensland jobs within the first 12 months.