Vietnamese low-fare carrier Vietjet has launched its Hanoi to Sydney route, following the launch of its Hanoi-Melbourne route a week before. 

The Hanoi-Melbourne and Hanoi-Sydney routes are Vietjet’s sixth and seventh routes to Australia. Both routes will be operated twice weekly; the Melbourne route will operate on Tuesday and Saturday, whilst the Sydney route will operate on Wednesday and Sunday. Both routes will be flown using the carrier’s widebody A330 aircraft.

Vietjet, which first began flights to Australia in April 2023, is currently expanding its international flight network, offering travellers more flight options between Vietnam and Australia, alongside China, India, Japan and South Korea. It currently operates 58 weekly flights connecting Vietnam and Australia, with routes from Ho Chi Minh City to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.

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Vietjet Vice President Nguyen Thi Thuy Binh said that the route launches “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.”

The Hanoi-Melbourne route is expected to help contribute towards Victoria’s state goal of boosting tourism to pre-pandemic levels by 2025, with Vietnam’s market growth a “silver lining” coming out of the pandemic, according to Melbourne Airport’s Chief of Aviation Jim Parashos.

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.”