"Watering" the plane before the start of a new air route

Passengers boarding flights VN787 and VN786, departing from Noi Bai International Airport and Sydney Airport, respectively were welcomed by the carrier’s staff with special gifts.

This is the third route Vietnam Airlines has operated between Vietnam and Australia. The two existing routes connect Ho Chi Minh City to Sydney and Melbourne.

According to the carrier’s Head representative in Australia Truong Tran Ngoc Hung, the first flight departing from Hanoi to Sydney with nearly 230 passengers on board was a good start for the Hanoi-Sydney direct air route. With the new route, Vietnam Airlines has brought the number of weekly flights to Australia to 17.

Chief Executive Officer of Sydney Airport Kerrie Mather expressed her delight at the newly-exploited air route of Hanoi-Sydney, adding that it opens up more choices for air passengers. With 40 per cent of Vietnamese living in New South Wales, Australia’s most populous state, the new route would facilitate Vietnamese nationals’ traveling between the two countries.

There are three flights per week on the Hanoi-Sydney route, which is flown by Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Flights from Hanoi depart at 23:55 on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays and flights from Sydney depart at 15:15 during summer and at 14:15 during winter on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The flying time is about nine hours and 35 minutes.

Translated by Chung Anh