Vietjet provides introductory offers from Brisbane as the airport adds new routes.
Vietjet is offering tempting deals as Easter approaches in Australia, while Brisbane Airport is announcing new routes and making progress toward full recovery.
VietJet, the top low-cost airline in Vietnam, is incredibly reliable when it comes to announcing new routes. A third Australian route was confirmed last week, adding Brisbane to Melbourne and Sydney for direct flights to Ho Chi Minh City.
VietJet followed up on Tuesday by providing the same bargains to Brisbane customers as it did to Melbourne and Sydney customers, with a focus on its AU$200 ($134) one-way promotional rate. We must note that this fare excludes customary taxes and fees and that some restrictions apply, as is always the case with airline offers. But, that deal expires today, so prospective customers must act quickly to take advantage of it.
In Vietnam, domestic flights are free.
Similar to the flights to Melbourne and Sydney, customers can benefit from other VietJet promotional deals. There are also cheap SkyBoss Business and SkyBoss packages, free domestic connections inside Vietnam, and soon-to-be-announced Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday promotional incentives.
Joining VietJet’s SkyJoy loyalty program, which offers up to 3,300 points to consumers who buy tickets, is also worthwhile. More than 250 retail, dining, and travel brands in Vietnam accept them in exchange for VietJet certificates and gifts.
The first nonstop service between Queensland and Vietnam is from Brisbane Airport (BNE) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN). The first flight on the route, flight VJ84, leaves Brisbane Airport on June 16 at 23:10 and arrives in Ho Chi Minh City at 04:50 on June 17.
The service will run every Monday and Friday, with the return VJ83 flight departing Brisbane at 21:10 and arriving in Ho Chi Minh City at 10:05. One of Vietjet’s five Airbus A330-300 widebodies, with a two-class layout consisting of 12 business class seats and 365 economy seats, will fly the route.
Brisbane Airport is far along the road to recovery.
Brisbane Airport is excited about a number of new routes, giving Queenslanders additional options for quick and simple international connections. The historic first nonstop connection between Brisbane and Vietnam is only one of many new routes.
The following routes will either begin operating or resume operating from Brisbane over the next four weeks:
On March 23, Virgin Australia will resume service to Samoa’s Faleolo International Airport (APW).
On March 27th, Jetstar will start offering flights to Auckland Airport (AKL) in New Zealand.
On March 31st, Virgin Australia will resume flying between BNE and Port Vila Airport (VLI) in Vanuatu.
On April 23, Korean Air will resume service from Brisbane to Incheon International Airport (ICN) in Seoul.
These new services are available during the Easter travel season, which is typically one of the busiest times of year for airports and airlines in Australia. In April, many travelers will take extended vacations beyond the Easter holiday. According to Brisbane Airport’s forecast, 1.4 million passengers will pass through the airport between April 1 and April 25.
This is 13% more than last year, which the airport attributes to the recovery in international traffic in and out of BNE. Forecast Easter holiday capacity through BNE on domestic flights is up by 2% and on international flights by 77% compared to 2022.
Stephen Beckett, head of public affairs at BNE, said Easter is a hectic travel period, and the airport will see thousands more traveling this year. The top three most popular destinations for Queenslanders heading overseas are New Zealand, the UK, and Bali in Indonesia.
Conversely, the most significant number of inbound travelers will arrive from New Zealand, the UK, and the USA. Beckett added: “India is one market showing dramatic growth in two-way traffic. Before the pandemic it was our 8th biggest inbound market, now it is the 4th largest. And for Queenslanders travelling abroad, in 2019 India was 11th, now it’s the 6th most popular destination.”