Vietnam Airlines to run direct Hanoi-Sydney flights


The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has announced plans to launch a direct route between Hanoi and Sydney, Australia in March.

The airline will be operating three weekly flights between the capital city and Sydney on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays, departing from Hanoi at 11:55 pm and returning from Sydney at 3:15 pm during the summer.

In winters, planes will depart Sydney at 2:15 pm.

The routes will be flown by state-of-the-art Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, and estimated flight times are nine hours and 35 minutes in normal conditions.

Vietnam Airlines already had daily flights between Ho Chi Minh City and the Australian cities of Sydney and Melbourne, but this will be its first direct route between Hanoi and Australia.

The first Hanoi-Sydney flight is slated for takeoff on March 28.

Passengers who fly on the route in the first month following its launch will be able to purchase roundtrip tickets starting at $500, while those who depart after March 28 and return no later than June 20 will be able to purchase tickets for as low as $650.

Australia is among Vietnam’s biggest tourism markets, with over 320,000 Australian tourists having visited the Southeast Asian country in 2016, up 5.6 percent from the previous year.

Source: Vietnam News

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