VGP - Melbourne International Airport of Australia and Viet Nam’s Bamboo Airways on November 26 inked a Memorandum of Understanding on opening a new air route connecting Hanoi and Melbourne.
This is the first time a Vietnamese airline looks to open direct flights between the Vietnamese capital and Melbourne, which is expected to further boost the cooperation and trade between the two countries.
At the signing ceremony, Standing Vice President of Bamboo Airways said the airline wants to expand to Australia due to the market’s potential. Viet Nam and Australia entered a strategic partnership in March last year, and the Vietnamese community in Australia has now numbered nearly half a million, while there are only a few direct routes between the two countries.
Bamboo Airways hopes to launch the Hanoi-Melbourne service in the fourth quarter of this year, using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner airplanes. The route is said to be the prerequisite for the airline to open more direct flights to other destinations in Australia in the future.
Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung, who is on a working visit to Australia, witnessed the signing.
By Vien Nhu