Vietnam Airlines will commence nonstop flights to Perth from 7 December 2023, with the announcement this week coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Vietnam – Australia diplomatic relations.
Flights to Perth will operate three times per week, operated by modern, wide-body aircraft Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Flight VN791 will depart Ho Chi Minh City at 3:50pm on Monday, Thursday and Saturday and land in Perth at 11:05pm the same day. Flight VN790 departing from Perth will take off at 00:50am on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday, and land in Ho Chi Minh City at 6:10am the following day.
Western Australia Premier Roger Cook said: “Securing this new direct flight between Vietnam and Perth opens up an abundance of opportunities between the two countries and represents a whole new inbound visitor market for Western Australia’s industry, tourism and hospitality sectors- supporting jobs and boosting the economy. The announcement further cements out important airlinks within the South East Asia region, who we have a strong relationship and track record with, and my Government is very proud of this progress and the growing opportunities in the future.”
Prior to the pandemic, Vietnam was Perth’s 10th-largest international market and the second-largest market without direct flights from Perth. Meanwhile, Perth is the third largest market in Australia for Vietnam.
With the new nonstop Ho Chi Minh City – Perth route, Vietnam Airlines will be operating 23 round-trip flights per week between Vietnam and Australia. Vietnam Airlines will serve a total of five nonstop services to Australia including: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City – Melbourne; Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City – Sydney and Ho Chi Minh City – Perth. All flights are operated by wide-body aircraft Airbus A350s or Boeing 787s.