Australian Minister congratulates Vietjet on new direct routes to Australia
|Vietjet President and Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, CEO Dinh Viet Phuong welcome Minister Farrell, and Australian Ambassador to Vietnam Andrew Goledzinowski (R) (Photo courtesy of Vietjet)|
Nguyen Trung Khanh, Chairman of Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, and leaders of Ho Chi Minh City’s departments and agencies, and representatives from tourism enterprises and other organisations also attended the event.
Australian Minister congratulates Vietjet on new direct routes connecting Vietnam, Australia hinh anh 3Vietjet COO Michael Hickey welcomes Senator Don Farrell, Minister for Trade and Tourism and Special Minister for State and the delegation at Tan Son Nhat Airport, Ho Chi Minh City (Photo courtesy of Vietjet)
Minister Farrell congratulated Vietjet on its newly-opened routes to Melbourne and Sydney from Ho Chi Minh City, and welcomed the airline’s plans for other new routes, including the first ever direct flight to Brisbane from Vietnam.
“The opening of Vietjet Air’s new flights demonstrates the growing connection between Australia and Vietnam in this 50th Anniversary year of diplomatic relations,” he said.
With nearly nine hours of flying time on A330 wide-body aircraft, Vietjet flights from Melbourne to Ho Chi Minh City will depart on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays and those from Ho Chi Minh City to Melbourne will run every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
The route connecting Sydney and Ho Chi Minh City will also operate three times a week in each direction, flying from Sydney to Ho Chi Minh City on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays; and on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from Ho Chi Minh City to Sydney
The flights connecting Ho Chi Minh City and Brisbane (Australia) will take off from June 16, 2023 with four flights per week on Mondays and Fridays.
Australian Minister congratulates Vietjet on new direct routes connecting Vietnam, Australia hinh anh 7Delegates perform the opening ceremony of Vietjet's routes connecting Vietnam, Australia (Photo courtesy of Vietjet)
The Minister’s visit follows a recent visit to Vietnam by the Governor-General of Australia, David Hurley, who also welcomed the new flight routes connecting Australia and Vietnam.