Exclusive: Vietjet to launch flights to Australia from Vietnam


    Flights to Australia from Vietnam, are going to get cheaper. Here’s a turn-up for the book, and one that should be great news for people living in Australia or Vietnam and wishing to travel between the two countries. People will already know of Jetstar’s plans to open flights to Australia early this year. Hot on the heels of this news, a source within Vietjet has confirmed to Inseasia.com that they too will also be commencing flights between the two countries in 2018. Vietjet already carries freight between the two countries, using the aircraft of other carriers. Now they are almost ready to announce plans to open a full passenger schedule.romo

    Jetstar Flights to Australia from Tan Son Nhat commence in May

    As of yet, the exact Vietjet destinations for flights from Australia to Vietnam are not known, but one would expect Tan Son Nhat in Ho Chi Minh City to be a nailed-on favourite to feature. This growing competition can be nothing but good news for those wanting more competition on the routes. As of May, Jetstar will be the only low-fare airline for flights to Australia from Vietnam. Their new Boeing 787 Dreamliners will be making four flights per week from Sydney and three from Melbourne. The flights are using Tan Son Nhat as their hub and with 15 onward Vietnamese destinations available, the airline is hopeful of a large take-up.

    It was thought that they would be having things their own way, but news that Vietjet is to join in the party will certainly create quite a buzz. The company, the first privately owned, so called, “new-age” airline to be established in Vietnam, is currently looking to increase its fleet of new airliners to facilitate the plan. The company announced in September that it was purchasing no less than 20 Airbus A321 to increase its share of the regional market. They appear to be in the midst of a healthy period of growth.

    During 2016 tourism between the two countries has seen a 21% increase. The ever-increasing Vietnamese middle class is generating the fastest growing market in world aviation at the moment. Jetstar’s CEO Jayne Hrdlicka recently explained that Vietnam is now one of the fastest growing holiday destinations in South East Asia.