- Published on Monday, 13 February 2017 11:12
- Written by Saigoneer.
Fans of Vietnam Airlines will be pleased to find out the air carrier has launched a direct route between Hanoi and Sydney.
According to Tuoi Tre, starting this March, passengers can travel between the two cities three times per week, on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The first Hanoi-Sydney direct flight is expected to take off on March 28.
During the summer, flights from Hanoi will depart at 11:55pm local time, while those from Sydney will leave at 3:15pm. In winter, Hanoi-bound flights from Sydney depart at 2:15pm. Vietnam Airlines will use a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner for the journey, which lasts approximately nine and a half hours.
At the moment, Vietnam Airlines is already providing daily flights from Saigon to both Sydney and Melbourne. Budget carrier Jetstar also unveiled plans for similar routes just last month and held a massive ticket sale to commemorate the occasion.
According to Tuoi Tre, trips made during the route’s first month of operation will be priced as low as US$500. Passengers who depart after March 28 and return no later than June 20 can also get tickets for a minimum of US$650.
The announcement of the new route is undoubtedly good news for local travelers and tour companies. Just last month, during a meeting between tourism industry leaders and the government, the former suggested Vietnam consider waiving visas for Australian and Indian citizens due to the growing number of tourists from these countries.
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