HCM Metropolis (VNA) – Throughout his first official go to to Vietnam, on the event of the fiftieth anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Australia, Senator Don Farrell, Minister for Commerce and Tourism and Particular Minister for State, joined Australia’s Ambassador to Vietnam Andrew Goledzinowski in congratulating Vietjet on the inauguration of direct routes connecting Vietnam and Australia.
Nguyen Trung Khanh, Chairman of Vietnam Nationwide Administration of Tourism, and leaders of Ho Chi Minh Metropolis’s departments and companies, and representatives from tourism enterprises and different organisations additionally attended the occasion.
Minister Farrell congratulated Vietjet on its newly-opened routes to Melbourne and Sydney from Ho Chi Minh Metropolis, and welcomed the airline’s plans for different new routes, together with the primary ever direct flight to Brisbane from Vietnam.
“The opening of Vietjet Air’s new flights demonstrates the rising connection between Australia and Vietnam on this fiftieth Anniversary 12 months of diplomatic relations,” he mentioned.
With almost 9 hours of flying time on A330 wide-body plane, Vietjet flights from Melbourne to Ho Chi Minh Metropolis will depart on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays and people from Ho Chi Minh Metropolis to Melbourne will run each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
The route connecting Sydney and Ho Chi Minh Metropolis may also function thrice per week in every route, flying from Sydney to Ho Chi Minh Metropolis on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays; and on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from Ho Chi Minh Metropolis to Sydney.
The flights connecting Ho Chi Minh Metropolis and Brisbane (Australia) will take off from June 16, 2023 with 4 flights per week on Mondays and Fridays.
The Minister’s go to follows a latest go to to Vietnam by the Governor-Common of Australia, David Hurley, who additionally welcomed the brand new flight routes connecting Australia and Vietnam./.