Vietnam’s newest carrier Bamboo Airways has announced that it will start direct flights from Hanoi to Melbourne starting April 27, 2022.

This announcement marks the first-ever direct connection between Melbourne and Hanoi by a Vietnamese carrier.

The airline plans to initially operate one return flight per week on the route, and increase the frequency depending on market demands.

Flights will depart Hanoi at 18:30 local time on Wednesdays and depart Melbourne at 10:00 local time on Thursdays, using Bamboo Airways’  787-9 Dreamliner. The direct flight will reduce flight time to just over nine hours compared to the 12 hours it would take to fly via transit routes offered by other airlines.

This is the airline’s third Australian destination announcement in a month. In February 2022, Bamboo Airways announced the launch of its direct flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Sydney and Melbourne. 

In the announcement ceremony marking its Hanoi-Melbourne service, the airline also announced plans to expand to Europe. 

"Bamboo Airways is expected to facilitate convenience for passengers between two countries; a positive contribution to the relationship between Vietnam - Australia in many ways such as diplomatic, trade - investment, development cooperation, culture - tourism and people's exchange,” Deputy directorate of Bamboo Airways Truong Phuong said at the announcement ceremony. 

This will also be an important topic for Bamboo Airways to continue developing regular direct flights to other countries in the region, as well as connecting Australia to countries in Europe, Asia... through the central point of transfer to Vietnam."

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