Vietnam budget airline Vietjet will fly direct between Melbourne and Ho Chi Minh City, starting March 31 2023.
Vietjet joins Vietnam Airlines and Bamboo Airways, with direct flights between Australia and Vietnam.
Vietjet fare classes will include SkyBoss Business, SkyBoss, Deluxe and Eco.
Victorian Government Minister Tim Pallas said the new service would boost sustainable tourism, and trade.
Flights are expected to increase to seven weekly, in December 2024.
- On every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, flights depart from HCMC at 09:50 AM (local time) and land at Melbourne Airport at 10:35 PM (local time) on the same day.
- On every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, flights depart from Melbourne Airport at 00:30 AM (local time) and arrive in HCMC at 05:15 AM (local time) on the same day.