Vietjet Inaugural Flight From Hanoi To Melbourne Has Taken Flight

Vietjet has recently celebrated the inaugural flight of it’s brand new Hanoi – Melbourne flight. This makes this route the sixth Vietjet route connecting Vietnam to the Australian continent, aimed at enhancing connectivity for travellers between Vietnam, Singapore, and Australia.

The new flight was inaugurated on 4th June 2024, aboard an Airbus A330-300 aircraft. VJ094 took off from Melbourne Tullarmarine (MEL) at 07:30AM Melbourne time and landed in Hanoi Noibai Airport (HAN) at 14:40 in the afternoon local time. The return flight will be operated as VJ093 taking off from Hanoi at 17:10 in the evening for a red eye flight, arriving into Melbourne at 06:00 in the early hours of the morning. This route will operate two-weekly flights on both Fridays and Monday evenings from Hanoi.

The Launching Ceremony Of The New Hanoi – Melbourne Route Takes Place in Melbourne, Australia On The Morning Of June 4th 2024. Photo Taken From Vietjet.
Vietjet Vice Chairwoman Nguyen Thanh Ha And Flight Crews Take A Commemorative Photo With Australian Acting Deputy Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel Ross. Photo Taken From Vietjet.

Vietjet Vice Presidnet Ngyuen Thi Thuy Binh has stated that: “Since Vietjet’s first flight to Australia in April 2023, we have continuously expanded our network connecting the five largest cities in Australia including Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide with Ho Chi Minh City. The launching of the Melbourne – Hanoi route today and Sydney – Hanoi on June 8th 2024, further proves our commitment to development by continuing to expand our network and providing quality services between Australia and Vietnam, meeting the demand of locals and tourists.

Vietjet’s Airbus A330-300

Spacious and comfortable seating system on Vietjet’s wide-body A330 aircraft. Photo Taken From Vietjet.

Vietjet has a current fleet of 7 Airbus A330-300 aircraft with 2 more on order. The A330-300 planes in Vietjet’s fleet are configured with 12 business class leather flatbed seats, and 365 seats in economy class. Business Class has a 2-2-2 configuration, while economy comes in a higher density configuration than the industry average of 3-3-3, uncommonly found on the A330. These are soon to be replaced by the newer fuel-efficient next generation A330-900neo come 2026, with orders for 20 of the type.

Vietjet Business Class Promotion

Vietjet SkyBoss Business Class Seats. Photo Taken From Vietjet.

The addition of the Sydney – Hanoi route launch on 8th June 2024, brings the airline’s total weekly flights connecting Vietnam and Australia to 58. Celebrating this milestone in the airline’s expansion plans between Vietnam and Australia, the airline is offering a premium Business Class promotion with an exclusive check-in line, priority lanes, business lounges, an authentic culinary feast, and in-flight meals served hot and fresh to passengers. Travellers can also expect to enjoy up to 60kg of checked baggage including a golf-set, a private cabin and 180-degree flatbeds. From now until 14th June, receive a 50% discount on your business class fares (excluding taxes and fees) with the promo code SBJUNE50.

Additionally, passengers flying with the airline this summer can earn points for redemption with Vietjet’s SkyJoy loyalty program by participating in lucky draws and will also receive complimentary SkyCare travel insurance. Passengers can also look forward to enjoying professional and dedicated flight crews ready to serve you the finest Vietnamese and International cuisine, including local Vietnamese favourites such as Pho, and Banh Mi. 

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