Vietjet to open direct air route between HCM city and Brisbane
Update: Mar 21, 2018
Vietjet Air and Australia’s Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) have signed an agreement to open a non-stop service between Ho Chi Minh city and Brisbane, looking to boost the region’s integration and trade exchange.  

The signing ceremony

The signing ceremony was witnessed by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and senior leaders of Viet Nam and Australia.

The direct air route is expected to be launched in 2019.

Julieanne Alroe, CEO and Managing Director of BAC, said travel between Queensland and Viet Nam has been growing at an average 8% per annum over the last five years and this new service would further stimulate the market.

“It makes perfect sense for Vietjet to choose Brisbane, Queensland as its very first Australian port for direct flights given Ho Chi Minh city is one of Brisbane’s top five markets without non-stop services. We look forward to welcoming Vietjet to the Brisbane airport family and further strengthening the ties between Queensland and Vietnam,” she said.

Vietjet Vice President Nguyen Thi Thuy Binh said the air route is also the first non-stop service between the two cities under the cooperation and support of Brisbane Airport Corporation and Tourism & Events Queensland.

She believed that this service would soon be put into operation, meeting increasing travel demand of many people and tourists.

Also, as part of Vietnamese Prime Minister’s official visit to Australia, Vietjet and Investec Bank PLC signed a MoU worth USD609 million to finance the purchase of five Airbus A321 aircraft at manufacturer’s list price.