Jetstar resumes flights between Australia and Vietnam, Australian Aviation, 10 May 2017.

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  • Photo: QANTAS FREIGHT and AUSCHAM representatives at Tan Son Nhat Airport for the arrival of JQ63 from Melbourne on 10 May 2017.


Jetstar has resumed direct flights between Australia and Vietnam for the first time in five years.

Flight JQ63, operated with Boeing 787-8 VH-VKH took off from Melbourne Tullamarine a little after 1545 on Wednesday bound for Ho Chi Minh City.

The Qantas-owned low-cost carrier (LCC) will operate three flights a week from Melbourne and four flights a week from Sydney to Ho Chi Minh City…


“There is enormous potential for Vietnam to become one of the most popular destinations for Australian travellers thanks to its wonderful year-round climate and great beaches, food and culture,” Jetstar Australia and New Zealand chief executive Dean Salter said in a statement on Wednesday.

“We are already the biggest Australian carrier operating into Bali, Phuket and Hawaii – Vietnam is the next step in expanding our international network for budget conscious travellers.”