Speaking at the ceremony, the Premier of Western Australia, Roger Cook, said securing this new direct flight between Vietnam and Perth opens up many opportunities between the two destinations and represents a whole new market for inbound visitors for Western Australia’s manufacturing, tourism and hospitality sectors.
“We have a growing Australian-Vietnamese community in our state which has contributed to our social, economic and cultural development and this announcement will provide better direct connections to the community, whether for leisure, business or study,” he added. .
WA Deputy Premier and Tourism Minister Rita Saffioti said Vietnam was becoming an emerging tourism market for WA, with 10,000 visitors traveling to the state for the year until March 2023, and that these new flights would further strengthen this market with an additional 43,000. people who can come each year.
“With flights commencing in December, just in time for the peak summer season, I’m sure this route will be very popular and help cement our status as Australia’s western gateway,” she said. .
Flight #VN791 from Ho Chi Minh City will depart at 3:50 p.m. every Monday, Thursday and Saturday and arrive in Perth at 11:05 p.m. the same day (local time). Conversely, flights from Perth #VN790 will depart at 00:50 every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday and arrive in Ho Chi Minh City at 06:10 the following day. Passengers can purchase tickets for this route since September 1.
With this new route, Vietnam Airlines will provide 23 return flights between Vietnam and Australia every week, an average of three flights per day. The total number of routes to Australia operated by Vietnam Airlines increased to 5, including Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City to Melbourne; Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City to Sydney and Ho Chi Minh City to Perth. All these routes are served by modern wide-body aircraft such as the Airbus A350 or the Boeing 787.
Perth is the capital of Western Australia, one of the most economically important states in Australia and the wider Asia-Pacific region.
Currently, around 300,000 Vietnamese and people of Vietnamese descent live and work in Perth, Vietnam’s third largest Australian market.