Vietjet Introduces Nonstop Service between Hanoi and Melbourne, Enhancing Connectivity between Asia and Australia

Week-Long Ticket Promotion for All Vietnam-Australia Routes

Vietjet Introduces Nonstop Service between Hanoi and Melbourne, Enhancing Connectivity between Asia and Australia
The launching ceremony of the new Hanoi – Melbourne route takes place in Melbourne (Australia) on the morning of June 4, 2024

Kuala Lumpur, 5 June 2024 – Vietjet’s inaugural flight from Hanoi, Vietnam, to Melbourne, Australia, touched down yesterday at Melbourne Airport. The event was graced by the Hon. Natalie Hutchins, Member of the Victorian Parliament and Minister for Jobs and Industry, Minister for Women, Minister for Treaty and First Peoples of Victoria; Vietnamese Deputy Ambassador to Australia, Nghiem Xuan Hoa; Chief of Aviation at Melbourne International Airport, Jim Parashos; Vietjet Vice Chairwoman Nguyen Thanh Ha; Vietjet Vice President Nguyen Thi Thuy Binh, alongside local dignitaries, and passengers.

Vietjet Introduces Nonstop Service between Hanoi and Melbourne, Enhancing Connectivity between Asia and Australia
Vietjet Vice Chairwoman Nguyen Thanh Ha (2nd, left) thanked The Hon. Natalie Hutchins, Member of the Victorian Parliament, Minister for Jobs and Industry, Minister for Women, Minister for Treaty and First Peoples of Victoria (3rd, left)

The Hanoi-Melbourne route marks Vietjet’s sixth connection between Vietnam and Australia. Operating two round trips every Tuesday and Saturday utilising modern wide-body A330 aircraft, Vietjet ensures more convenient travel between Hanoi and Australia than ever before. This expansion of Vietjet’s international flight network offers increased flight options and flexibility for travellers in Asia and Australia, facilitating journeys between Vietnam, Australia, China, India, Japan, South Korea, and beyond.

Vietjet Vice President Nguyen Thi Thuy Binh said: “Since Vietjet’s first flight to Australia in April 2023, we have continuously expanded our network connecting the five largest cities in Australia including Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide with Ho Chi Minh City. The launching of the Melbourne – Hanoi route today and Sydney – Hanoi on June 8, 2024 further prove our commitment to development by continuing to expand our network and providing quality services between Australia and Vietnam, meeting the demand of locals and tourists.”

Vietjet Introduces Nonstop Service between Hanoi and Melbourne, Enhancing Connectivity between Asia and Australia
Vietjet Vice President Nguyen Thi Thuy Binh announces the launch of Vietjet’s 6th route connecting Vietnam – Australia

Melbourne Airport Chief of Aviation Jim Parashos said the Vietnamese market growth had been one of the silver linings coming out of the pandemic. He added: “The increased capacity in the market delivers benefits to passengers in the form of cheaper fares, but also provides exporters with access to high value markets. Vietjet’s Hanoi service will complement its current five times a week service to Ho Chi Minh City and will give Victorians new connections into other Asian destinations with the airline’s flight network. Vietnam is in our top ten outbound destinations.”

Vietjet Introduces Nonstop Service between Hanoi and Melbourne, Enhancing Connectivity between Asia and Australia
Melbourne International Airport Chief of Aviation Jim Parashos gives a speech to welcome Vietjet’s new route to Melbourne

The Hanoi-Melbourne route is expected to attract investment and stimulate demand for tourism, education abroad, family visits, and work opportunities in Victoria. It aligns with Victoria’s tourism recovery goal of returning to pre-pandemic levels by 2025, aiming for a targeted tourism revenue of USD 53 billion (approx. RM 249.18 billion) and 111.8 million tourist arrivals by 2028 (**).

Following today’s launch, Vietjet will launch the Hanoi-Sydney route on June 8, 2024. Vietjet currently operates 58 weekly flights connecting Vietnam and Australia.

To celebrate the launch, the airline is offering promotional ticket prices starting from just USD0 (*) for Eco tickets, applicable to all routes between Vietnam and Australia until June 10, 2024. This promotion includes an additional 20kg checked baggage allowance and a hot meal. Discounted seats are subject to availability based on route and travel dates.

Additionally, Vietjet presents a premium Business class experience, featuring exclusive check-in, priority lanes, business lounges, a curated culinary selection, up to 60kg of checked baggage plus a golf set, private cabins, and 180-degree flatbed seats. Until June 14, Business fares are offered at a 50% discount (*) with the promo code SBJUNE50.

All passengers flying with Vietjet will also receive free SkyCare travel insurance and have the opportunity to earn points, redeem rewards through the Vietjet SkyJoy loyalty program, as well as participating in lucky draws.

Vietjet invites passengers to fly worldwide on its fleet of new, modern, environmentally friendly aircraft. The airline’s professional and dedicated flight crews stand ready to provide passengers with a culinary journey featuring Vietnamese and international cuisine, including traditional favourites such as Pho and Vietnamese Banh Mi, alongside cultural and artistic programs, all at 10,000 metres altitude, on special occasions.

(*) Excluding taxes and fees

(**) Source: Victoria Tourism Forecasts 2023-2028

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