|At the event (Photo: Courtesy of Jestar Australia)|
At a meeting between Chairman of People’s Committee in HCMC Nguyen Thanh Phong and Australian Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Keith Pitt MP, Mr. Phong and Mr. Keith Pitt both expected the direct and low-cost flights will bring more international tourists to the Southeast Asian nation.
The new services will take off in May 2017, making Jetstar Australia the only Australian carrier to fly direct from Australia to Vietnam. The flights, on the world-leading Boeing 787 Dreamliner, will operate four times weekly from Sydney and three times weekly from Melbourne. Ticket sales for the services commenced in January 2017 from AUD159 for a flight.
The Assistant Minister said Vietnam is quickly becoming one of the most popular destinations in South East Asia for Australians. “Promoting international investment and tourism is my top priority.
The seven new weekly Jetstar flights connecting Vietnam and Australia’s commercial centres will further boost our already strong bilateral relationship. In particular, these flights will help grow the links between our businesses and our people” he said.
Flights from Melbourne to Ho Chi Minh City will commence on 10 May 2017, and flights from Sydney will commence on 11 May 2017, subject to government and regulatory approval.