Bamboo Airways out: Vietjet doubles its capacity between Vietnam and Australia

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Following the cessation of intercontinental flights by Bamboo Airwaysthe Vietnamese low-cost airline Vietjet will increase its Australian flights from 26 to 48 per week from December.

Vietjet will operate daily flights of Ho Chi Minh City towards Melbourne And Sydney from December 1, and five times a week between Ho Chi Minh City and Brisbane from December 16. The expansion will make Vietjet the largest airline operator between Australia and Vietnam. “Vietjet continues to increase its flight frequency to meet the high demand for travel between Australia and Vietnam, especially during the upcoming year-end holidays”the airline said in a press release. “This decision reflects the airline’s optimistic market performance and outlook, as well as its unwavering commitment to delivering on its promise to provide Australians with excellent travel options at affordable prices. »

The news follows the departure of Bamboo Airlinesthe third largest airline in the Vietnam, from Australia. Bamboo Airlines, which changed its chief executive last month, is adjusting its frequencies to demand on its less popular routes, which immediately meant halting all its intercontinental flights. After abandoning its London service in mid-October, it withdrew from the Australian market in November as the carrier plans a global restructuring. At the same time, Bambou Airways is in negotiations with the leasing companies from which it leases its planes to return part of the planes, including all of its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

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