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HCM City (VNA) - Low-cost carrier Jetstar Airways of Australia will open two direct flights from Melbourne and Sydney to Ho Chi Minh City of Vietnam from next month.

Australian Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Keith Pitt and representatives of Jetstar Airways announced this information at a press conference in Ho Chi Minh City on April 5.

Accordingly, Jetstar Airways will use Boeing 787 Dreamliner for three flights per week from May 10 between Ho Chi Minh City and Melbourne, and four flights per week from May 11 between Ho Chi Minh City and Sydney.

In the past 12 months, the flow of visitors from Vietnam to Australia has increased 21 percent, and the number is expected to continue rising after the launching of the two air routes, said Paul Rombeek, Jetstar Groups’ Global Head of Sale. 

Assistant Minister Keith Pitt said Vietnam is rapidly becoming one of the most attractive destinations in South East Asian for Australian tourists.

He also noted that the new flights will connect economic hubs of Australia and Vietnam and promote the linkage between people and businesses of the two countries.- VNA