Vietjet, in collaboration with Victoria, Australia, will operate the airline’s first service between Vietnam and Australia, connecting Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) to Melbourne from March 31.
The first flights connecting HCMC and Melbourne will operate three times a week – flying every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from HCMC, and every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from Melbourne.
Services may increase to seven times a week from December 2024.
Tim Pallas, Victorian minister for trade and investment, said: “The arrival of another airline from South-east Asia is a win for the Victorian economy and local jobs – showing the strength of our tourism and export markets.”
With its existing extensive flight network, Vietjet will open up opportunities to explore Australia for tourists from Asian countries through connecting services.
There are also plans to promote cooperation between Victoria and Vietnam in areas where the state has strengths such as energy transition, education and training, aviation, and tourism in 2023 and the following years.