Vietjet will operate the first air route connecting Vietnam with Australia’s Queensland state in June, the airline announced on March 16.
Accordingly, the leading Vietnamese new-age carrier will operate twice weekly services between Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport and Brisbane Airport (BNE) by modern wide-body aircraft, starting June 16.
The flights are expected to bring more than 30,000 Vietnamese visitors in Brisbane, generating 25.6 million AUD (17 million USD) for Queensland’s economy, and creating 240 jobs for the state, during the first year of operation.
The flights to Brisbane will take off from Ho Chi Minh City every Monday and Friday at 10:05 (local time) and land at Brisbane at 21:10 (local time). The return flights will depart at 23:10 (local time) every Monday and Friday and land at Vietnam’s largest city at 04:50 the following day (local time).
Brisbane Airport Corporation Chief Executive Officer Gert-Jan de Graaff said that Vietnam is a rapidly growing market for Queensland. Non-stop flights between Vietnam and the Australian state will bring about benefits for both countries.
Vietjet Deputy General Director Nguyen Thanh Son said that adding Brisbane to the airline’s list of destinations will be another development step to broadly connect Australia and Vietnam.
Vietjet operates around 450 flights daily on 160 routes connecting Vietnam and Asian and European countries.
Source : Vietnam Plus