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Vietjet celebrates inaugural flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Brisbane

  • The first route connecting Vietnam and Queensland has officially launched on June 16
  • Passengers from Brisbane to Vietnam.
  • Passengers took pictures before the historic flight from Brisbane to Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Passengers checked in the maiden flight between HCMC and Brisbane.

Operating on A330s with two return flights per week, Vietjet’s new services take place every Monday and Friday.

HO CHI MINH CITY – Vietjet has celebrated its maiden flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Brisbane, making it the first-ever carrier to fly directly between Vietnam and Queensland.

The new service completes Vietjet’s network from Vietnam to the east coast of Australia with eight weekly return flights now servicing Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane, with flight frequency between Sydney and Melbourne to increase from September.

Vietjet Chief Operating Officer Michael Hickey said: “Vietjet’s direct flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Brisbane and will ease the travel between the two localities, countries and across the region. Our crew and leaders warmly welcome our passengers on a comfortable, joyful journey with Vietjet.”

Operating on A330s with two return flights per week, Vietjet’s new services take place every Monday and Friday, departing Ho Chi Minh City at 10:05 and landing in Brisbane at 21:10. The return flights take off from Brisbane at 23:10 and landing in Ho Chi Minh City the next day at 04:50 (All in local times).

Queensland Tourism Minister Stirling Hinchliffe welcomed the historic new service: “Vietjet’s inaugural Brisbane services coincide with Vietnam’s booming economy and surging demand among its citizens for world-class international holiday experiences. Queensland’s great holiday lifestyle, reunions with Queensland-based family and convenient direct flights from Ho Chi Minh City are set to make Brisbane a sought-after destination for Vietnamese travellers.”

In addition, Thai passengers can travel from Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) to Australia with connecting flights from Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.

Vicky Karantzavelou
Co-Founder & Chief Editor - TravelDailyNews Media Network

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales. She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.

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