VietJet expands to South Australia

Another month passes and more VietJet routes are added. This time the Vietnamese budget airline makes its first foray into South Australia. Adam Bishop reports.

THE rapid expansion Down Under for VietJet continued this week, with the low-cost Vietnam-based carrier revealing a new route to Perth and its first foray into South Australia.

On 21 November the airline will commence operating flights five times a week on both the new Ho Chi Minh City to Adelaide and Ho Chi Minh City to Perth routes, adding to a slew of new services in Australia announced over the last year.

“The introduction of Adelaide and Perth routes further solidifies VietJet’s commitment to expanding its footprint in the Australian market,” the carrier said in a statement.

“Following the successful commencement of direct flights to Melbourne and Sydney in April 2023 and the extension to Brisbane in June, VietJet now offers a comprehensive network of flights connecting Australia to some of the most exciting destinations in Asia,” VietJet added.

To mark its expansion into South Australia, the budget Asian brand has launched one-way, all-inclusive prices from just $165 per person, applying to all international routes connecting Australia and Vietnam.

The promotion will run until 10 Oct for travel between 21 November and 29 March 2024 for the two new Perth and Adelaide routes, while for the rest of the schedule, passengers can take advantage of the deal from 01 November 2023 until 31 October 2024.

Vietnam is becoming an increasingly popular destination for Aussie travellers, with the country moving up the list of outbound markets according to the latest ABS figures.

The trend has seen several carriers in Vietnam clamber for the Aussie dollar, with Vietnam Airlines and Bamboo Airways both also active in running promotions, famils and launching new services in recent months.

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