Daily Cargo News reports that a Vietnamese airline will commence flights to Australia in April of this year, introducing more air cargo capacity between the two countries.
VietJet's decision to fly to Melbourne and set up a national head office in Victoria was announced by Minister for trade and investment Tim Pallas on Wednesday 11 January.
The airline is expected to begin its service from Ho Chi Minh City to Melbourne Airport by April 2023 with three non-stop flights each week, growing to a daily service by December 2024.
The Victorian government expects the flights to add 3500 tonnes of air freight to Victoria each year.
It said Vietnam is the state’s ninth-largest export market, with air freight exports of Victorian products to Vietnam valued at $113 million in 2021-22, up 77%on the previous year.
The new service is backed by the state government and Melbourne Airport. It is expected to lift the state’s economy by $97 million each year once fully operational.
Source: Daily Cargo News