The service marks the first-ever direct connection between Melbourne and Hanoi by a Vietnamese provider.
Bamboo intends to initially function one return flight per week on the route, and improve the frequency relying on market calls for.
Flights will depart from Hanoi at 6:30 p.m. (native time) on Wednesdays and Melbourne at 10:00 a.m. (native time) on Thursdays, utilizing trendy wide-body Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The nonstop route will assist shorten journey time between the 2 cities to solely over 9 hours, lower than 21 hours in comparison with present transit flights.
Tickets price from AUD99 (VND2,319,000) and can be found by way of Bamboo Airways’s web site, cellular app, ticket places of work, and brokers from March 5, 2022.
The Hanoi route follows the launch of the airline’s service between Melbourne and HCMC in February this 12 months, when Australia lifted worldwide restrictions.
Melbourne Airport Chief of Aviation Lorie Argus (L) and Bamboo Airways’s Deputy Normal Director Truong Phuong Thanh on the announcement ceremony for the Melbourne-Hanoi continuous flight. Photograph courtesy of Bamboo Airways
Truong Phuong Thanh, Deputy Normal Director of Bamboo Airways, mentioned: “The common continuous Hanoi-Melbourne route is a testomony to Bamboo Airways’s resilience and strategic imaginative and prescient in connecting Vietnam and the world regardless of the surprising pandemic.”
“With the expansive community of Melbourne Airport and valuable help from authorities of two nations, we consider our new continuous service will create favorable circumstances for vacationers, thus contributing to ties between Vietnam and Australia in varied points resembling commerce, commerce, funding, tradition, and tourism.”
Melbourne Airport Chief of Aviation Lorie Argus mentioned that she was thrilled that Bamboo Airways had expanded its companies.
“Bamboo Airways was the primary new worldwide airline we welcomed to Melbourne because the begin of the pandemic, so to be increasing into an extra service so shortly after the preliminary announcement is nice information for Melbourne Airport.”
“It is also nice information for Australians, who we all know love visiting Vietnam. This service can even assist join the Vietnamese neighborhood in Australia to family and friends again house, in addition to allow us to welcome Vietnamese guests and worldwide college students to Melbourne,” she added.
Exploring potential market
Australia is considered one of thriving markets that Bamboo Airways has quickly realized since its earliest days. In 2021, the entire two-way commerce between Vietnam and Australia reached a file of $14 billion.
Vietnam and Australia proceed to uphold appreciable commerce potentials in 2022 as each nations have entered the Complete and Progressive Settlement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and Regional Complete Financial Partnership (RCEP) settlement.
Australia can be amongst nations with the most important Vietnamese neighborhood on the earth, with greater than 300,000 folks, primarily in Sydney (New South Wales) and Melbourne (Victoria).
Bamboo Airways is the primary airline to function common nonstop Hanoi – Melbourne route in Vietnam. Photograph courtesy of Bamboo Airways
Natalie Suleyman, Member of Victoria Parliament, mentioned that Bamboo Airways’s new companies ship a number of alternatives for native communities.
“Simply as essential as these reunions is the truth that as worldwide tourism reopens, it creates new jobs and new alternatives for individuals who reside within the space, and we’re so enthusiastic about this,” she mentioned.
The Melbourne-Hanoi service is topic to regulatory approval. The announcement follows a Letter of Help between Melbourne Airport, Victoria Authorities and Bamboo Airways inked in 2021.