Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam Airways
will formally launch a direct route between Hanoi and Melbourne of Australia
on June 15, with two round-trip flights per week on Thursdays and Sundays.
The primary flight is scheduled to
depart from Hanoi at 0:05am and arrive in Melbourne at 12:30pm on June 15. The airplane
will return from the second largest metropolis of Australia at 3pm and land within the
capital of Vietnam at 9:35pm the identical day.
With the brand new route opening, Vietnam
Airways is working the biggest variety of direct air
routes with the very best frequency between Vietnam and Australia – 4 routes with 18 flights per week
connecting Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh Metropolis with Sydney and Melbourne.
The nationwide flag provider mentioned all
the routes linking with Australia use fashionable wide-body plane Airbus A350-900,
and that as a four-star worldwide airline underneath Skytrax requirements, it
pledges to optimise passengers’ expertise of each floor and air providers.
In 2019, earlier than the COVID-19 pandemic
broke out, Australia was the twelfth largest aviation market of Vietnam
with practically 900,000 passengers, over 400,000 of whom had been served by Vietnam
Final 12 months, although some regional and
worldwide markets didn’t absolutely get well but, Australia ranked eighth amongst
the sources of worldwide air passengers of Vietnam.
This nation is now on the fourth
place among the many most vital markets of Vietnam Airways, the agency mentioned,
noting that it’s planning to extend flight frequency and open new routes
between the 2 nations./.