Vietjet to give huge boost to Hanoi hub with new direct services to Melbourne and Hiroshima  

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Vietjet is set to further expand its international flight network, buttressing the airline’s presence in Asia-Pacific region with the brand new routes connecting Vietnam’s capital city Hanoi to Hiroshima in Japan and Melbourne in Australia. These new direct air links, including the transcontinental connection, are expected to deliver immense customer value through convenient and cost-effective scheduling, as travel demand rebounds across the regions.

The new route announcement was unveiled today at the Vietnam-Australia Business Forum 2024 in the presence of Vietnam Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh. Both leaders from Vietnam and Australia welcomed the added connectivity and congratulated Vietjet on its significant growth.

The Hanoi – Melbourne route will commence operation on June 3, 2024, operating twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays from Hanoi, arriving Melbourne later that day. Return flights depart Melbourne on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Vietjet currently operates multiple flights between Vietnam and Australia with 58 flights per week between Ho Chi Minh City and Australian five largest cities Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide, using world-class modern aircraft such as A330 and A321.

Also, Vietjet will debut direct flights between Hanoi and Hiroshima starting May 12, 2024. This new service marks the very first regular non-stop air link from the Chugoku and Shikoku regions to Vietnam. The Hanoi – Hiroshima route will operate twice weekly return flights on Thursdays and Sundays, with around 4 hours and 30 minutes flight time. New service will total Vietjet’s flight network between Vietnam and Japan to eight direct services, comprehensively connecting Vietnam’s biggest cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to major Japanese cities such as Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka and Hiroshima.

To celebrate the new route, Vietjet offers budget-friendly tickets starting from just USD0 (exclusive of tax and fee) at www.vietjetair.com and the Vietjet Air mobile app, applied to all Vietjet’s international routes. The promotional tickets are up for grabs every Friday from March 8, 2024, with the travel time from March 8 to December 31, 2024 (exclusive of holidays, peak seasons).

Hanoi being known as the heart of Vietnam, is the cultural, economic, and political center imbued with Vietnamese identity. With over a thousand years of history, Hanoi is home to enchanting lakes, unique urban areas, such as the bustling Old Quarter, and an array of fascinating architectural buildings from the French colonial period. It is also beloved for its incredible culinary heritage. Vietnam’s capital is also the gateway to UNESCO World Heritage site of Ha Long Bay and beauty spots such as Ninh Binh and Sapa in northern Vietnam. From Hanoi, travellers can easily access other parts of the country, including Hue, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang, Phu Quoc and many more destinations. Thanks to Vietjet’s expansive international flight network, travellers can also connect to a host of destinations across ASEAN and Asia-Pacific region.

The new services are crucial in Vietjet’s plan to expand its flight network in response to pent-up travel demand, stimulating cultural exchange, education, economic development, and tourism between Vietnam and other countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

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