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Vietjet announces first-ever direct connection between Vietnam and Queensland Australia

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Passengers will enjoy Eco tickets starting from SGD$0* for all flights between Vietnam and Australia.

SINGAPORE – Vietjet is launching the first non-stop flights connecting Vietnam to Queensland this June, 50 years after Australia established diplomatic relations with Vietnam. The service will operate two flights per week between Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) and Brisbane Airport (BNE).

Passengers departing from Vietnam will be able to fly to 30 destinations to experience Queensland’s great culture. During its first year of operation, more than 30,000 Vietnamese visitors will visit Brisbane, and this will generate an estimated AUD$25.6 million for Queensland’s visitor economy and support 240 Queensland jobs.

The Ho Chi Minh – Brisbane route will operate two flights per week, every Monday and Friday from 16 June 2023. The service schedule is as follows:

  • Flights will depart from Ho Chi Minh City at 10:05 AM (local time) and arrive in Brisbane at 9:10 PM (local time).
  • Flights will depart from Brisbane at 11:10 PM (local time) and arrive in Ho Chi Minh City at 04:50 AM the following day (local time).

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 inQueensland.

Brisbane Airport Corporation Chief Executive Officer Gert-Jan de Graaff says: “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 to the two countries. This historic new service from Vietjet will enable family and friends in Vietnam an easy connection to Queensland.”

Vietjet’s Vice President Nguyen Thanh Son said: “We are very excited to fly the 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 in the coming years.”

Vietjet operates around 450 flights daily on 160 routes connecting Vietnam and other Asian, European countries. The airline will commence a modern fleet and will deploy its wide-body Airbus A330-300 onto the brand-new route to Brisbane in June. There is a configuration of 12 SkyBoss Business seats, and 365 seats in SkyBoss, Deluxe and Economy, which are tailored for each demand of passengers. Each class offers all-inclusive services such as up to 60 kgs of checked baggage, organic in-flight dining options, free travel insurance, and more. The different travel classes are as follows:

  • SkyBoss Business/SkyBoss – Fly Like a Leader: Enjoy the ultimate luxury experience with a private cabin, flatbed seats, a lounge, cocktail bar, up to 20 kgs of carry-on baggage and 60 kgs of checked baggage, a golf club set, and delicious organic cuisine to ensure maximum comfort and convenience throughout your journey.
  • Deluxe ticket class – Flexible Savings and More: With 40 kgs of checked baggage, hot and fresh meals, free travel insurance, and the flexibility to change your flight itinerary for free, this class is the smart choice for longer flights.
  • Eco-Class – Affordable and Convenient: The standard and cost-saving Eco class offers an incredibly attractive price starting from SGD0*, ** and is an economical choice for all passengers.

Vietjet currently operates the following flight connections from Singapore:

  • Singapore – Ho Chi Minh City, twice daily
  • Singapore – Hanoi, once daily
  • Singapore – Da Nang, once daily

 

(*) Excluding taxes and fees.
(**) Terms and conditions apply.

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