Travellers in Western Australia will no longer need to fly via the east coast to reach Vietnam, with ever-expanding low-cost carrier Vietjet set to launch direct services from November this year to Perth - its fourth Australian city.
Beginning 21 November, Vietjet will launch an initial schedule of two flights weekly between Perth and Ho Chi Minh City, with the service to be the only direct service between the Western Australia capital and Vietnam.
The new Perth-bound flights will depart Ho Chi Minh City at 1:35pm on Tuesday and Saturday each week, landing at 9:20pm. The return leg from Australia will push back at 11:20pm, touching down at 5:05am the following morning.
The airline will deploy an Airbus A330 aircraft on the new route, with the new service taking its Australian operation to 19 return flights weekly.
Vietjet has enjoyed massive success in Australia since debuting in Melbourne and Sydney in April this year.
After beginning in both cities with a three-times weekly operation, explosive demand will see this climb to four from September before increasing to daily from December.
Brisbane then joined the fray in June with its own twice-weekly service, which too will grow to three before the end of the year.
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