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Vietjet has announced a new route that will connect Melbourne with the capital city of Hanoi, Vietnam.

The announcement was made during the Vietnam – Australia Economic Forum in 2024 held today in Melbourne.

This new route is expected to cater to the travel demand between the two metropolitan cities, offering an exciting opportunity for people and tourists to conveniently travel and explore two unique cities from different continents.

Vietnam Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, Australian Minister and high-level leaders of the two countries congratulated and welcomed Vietjet’s new route at the event, which is of great significance to the Vietnam – Australia business community during the official visit of Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh to Australia.

The route connecting Vietnam’s capital Hanoi with Melbourne, the capital of the state of Victoria and the largest city in Australia, will be inaugurated on 3 June 2024.

There will be two round-trip flights per week with a flight time of about 10 hours. Flights from Hanoi to Melbourne will depart on Mondays and Fridays at 17:10 (local time). Flights from Melbourne to Hanoi will depart on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 7:30 (local time).

Melbourne is known as the cultural capital of the “Land of Kangaroos” with a population of over five million and has been voted among the top livable cities in the world for many years.

Meanwhile, Hanoi – “City for Peace” – is well-known for its distinctive urban culture, diverse and rich cuisine with a thousand years of cultural and historical heritage and plays as the economic, cultural, and political center of Vietnam.

“We are excited to announce the new route today. It reaffirms our commitment to offer all Australians and tourists alike with unparalleled opportunities to enjoy unique experiences to a myriad of captivating destinations across Vietnam.

We anticipate that this new service will serve as a catalyst, fostering enhanced tourism and economic cooperation between the two nations,” said Vietjet Vice President, Nguyen Thi Thuy Binh.

Vietjet currently operates multiple flights between Vietnam and Australia with 58 flights per week between Ho Chi Minh City and the five largest cities in Australia: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide, using world-class modern aircraft such as A330 and A321.

Vietjet’s passengers are also served by professional and friendly crews, experiencing exceptional service products and enjoying Vietnamese national cuisine such as banh mi, pho Thin, as well as international cuisine with delicious, fresh, and nutritious dishes.

The new Hanoi-Melbourne route is the latest step in Vietjet’s plan to expand its flight network to meet the needs of its customers, contributing to the opening of more opportunities for cultural exchange, education, economic development, and tourism between Vietnam and other countries, particularly Australia.