Jetstar’s new flights to Vietnam will take off for the first time today, providing Australian travellers with the only low-cost direct fares to the popular South East Asian destination.
The inaugural flight, JQ63, will depart at 3:15pm from Melbourne to Ho Chi Minh City, piloted by Jetstar’s Chief Pilot Captain Georgina Sutton.
From Ho Chi Minh City, travellers can fly to 15 other destinations within Vietnam on Jetstar Pacific, one of Vietnam’s top low-cost carriers.
The new flights will operate three times per week from Melbourne and, from tomorrow, four times a week from Sydney. The new routes will be operated by Jetstar’s Boeing 787 fleet, with a capacity of 335 passengers per flight, including 21 business seats.
Jetstar is offering sale fares from Sydney and Melbourne to Ho Chi Minh City from $199 and $249 (one-way, checked baggage not included) respectively, for select travel dates.