Illustrative image (Source: Vietnam Airlines)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines will increase flights between Hanoi and Sydney, Australia to seven per week, from the current three, in the near future. 

Passenger volume between Vietnam and Australia grew nearly 4 percent on average from 2012-2016. In the first seven months this year, the number of passengers neared 213,000, nearly 23 percent of them departed from Vietnam and the remaining from Australia.

Vietnam Airlines launched flight service between Ho Chi Minh City and Sydney and Melbourne cities of Australia in 1992, using wide-body Boeing B777 and Airbus A330.

In March 2017, the carrier offered Hanoi – Sydney route with three flights per week on Boeing B787.

It has also partnered with Quantas, Jetstar Airways and Virgin Australia to operate Australian routes such as Sydney/Melbourne – Adelaide, Canberra, Brisbane and Australia-New Zealand.-VNA