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Bamboo Airways targets opening direct air service to Australia next year

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HCMC – Bamboo Airways has announced a plan to operate a direct air service between Hanoi City and Melbourne in Australia in early 2021.

The carrier is set to use Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft for the projected Hanoi-Melbourne flights, VietnamPlus news site reported.

By operating a flight repatriating 300 Vietnamese citizens from Australia on September 6, the carrier will have more experience in launching the direct air route linking the two countries, said Nguyen Ngoc Trong, deputy general director of Bamboo Airways.

The repatriation flight was considered an important milestone to solidify the cooperation between Bamboo Airways and its strategic partners in Australia, including Melbourne International Airport and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, after their agreements were signed in November last year.

Earlier, the airline planned to start a direct air service between Hanoi and Melbourne in the second quarter of 2020, but failed to fulfill it due to the impact of Covid-19.

The airline will open more direct air services connecting Oceania with many countries in Asia and Southeast Asia, which are set to transit in Vietnam, in the coming period.

Apart from this, the carrier will continue to operate a series of international chartered flights to South Korea, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, the Czech Republic and the United States in the third quarter of the year.

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