Published on Tuesday, 20 March 2018 11:23
Written by Saigoneer.
This move follows the launch of flights to India.
According to a press release from VietJet, the airline company has signed an agreement with Brisbane Airport Cooperation to open a non-stop flight route between Saigon and Brisbane in 2019.
The decision was made to boost the region’s trade exchange and integration. The signing ceremony was held in Sydney and attended by Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc alongside senior leaders of the two countries.
“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,” said Julieanne Alroe, Brisbane Airport Cooperation’s CEO and Managing Director.
This is the next big move for the low-cost airline after inaugurating flights to New Delhi, India. Announced in the Vietnam-India Business Forum, VietJet detailed that it will accommodate four flights per week from Saigon to New Delhi, starting from July this year.
For Queensland’s tourism, the deal is an opportunity to tap into new markets. “As well as giving us great access to the Vietnamese market, Vietjet Air are offering flights to Brisbane from both New Delhi and Taipei via Ho Chi Minh City,” said Annastacia Palaszczuk, the Premier of Queensland. “Signing off on this deal with Vietjet will help us grow in two of our most important markets – India and Taiwan,” she adds.[Photo via Inseasia]
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