VietJet will launch flights to its third destination in Australia – Brisbane.

In a release, the Brisbane Airport Corporation announced VietJet will start flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Brisbane from June 16. Using Airbus A330-300 widebody aircraft, the airline will operate two weekly flights on the route.

Upon arrival VietJet customers will be able to connect to 53 destinations across Australia via Brisbane including 30 destinations in the state of Queensland.

“Vietnam is a rapidly growing market for Queensland and we are delighted to have Vietjet join the BNE family. To have Vietnam and the Sunshine State connected for the first time by non-stop flights will deliver benefits in two countries,” said Gert-Jan de Graaff, CEO, Brisbane Airport Corporation.

Graaff added: “This historic new service from Vietjet will enable family and friends in Vietnam easy connection to Queensland and will cut hours off a journey.”

“We are very excited to fly first direct flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Queensland. The addition of Brisbane to our list of destinations would be another development to broadly connect Australia and Vietnam,” said Nguyen Thanh Son, Vice President, VietJet.

Brisbane will be VietJet's third destination in Australia. The airline previously announced it will launch flights from Ho Chi Minh to Melbourne on April 8, followed by its Ho Chi Minh City to Sydney route on April 16.

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