The aircraft will be used for flights between Việt Nam and Melbourne starting this week.This is a highlight event of the national flag carrier to mark the 20th anniversary of the direct air route between Việt Nam and Australia, constituting its efforts to provide four-star services to customers, especially overseas Vietnamese in the country.
According to Trương Trần Ngọc Hùng, head of the Vietnam Airlines Representative Office in Australia and New Zealand, the airline is operating direct flights between Sydney and Melbourne and HCM City, which accounts for about 70 per cent of passengers on the route.
The flights aim to serve the Vietnamese community in Australia, mostly in Sydney and Melbourne, as well as an increasing number of visitors from the country to Việt Nam and other countries in the region, he said.
Vietnam Airlines is also seeking measures to serve more passengers who transit in Australia to other countries, especially to the UK, France and Japan, he added. -VNS