Jetstar to serve Ho Chi Minh City nonstop from May, 2017, Australian Aviation, 19 January 2017.

An edited extract of the original article appears below. [Photo credit: Victor Pody, Australian Aviation website.]

Jetstar is bringing competition on two Australia-Vietnam routes with the launch of nonstop flights from Sydney and Melbourne to Ho Chi Minh City.

The low-cost carrier has announced plans to begin service to Vietnam’s most populous city from May with Boeing 787-8s.

The inaugural flight is scheduled to take off on May 10 from Melbourne, Jetstar said in a statement on Thursday, with Sydney-Ho Chi Minh City services set to commence on May 11. There will be four flights a week from Sydney, while Melbourne-Ho Chi Minh City will be served three times a week.

Note: On 28 March 2017, Vietnam Airlines will launch a new Hanoi-Sydney route using the 787 Dreamliner. Click here.

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