Vietnam Airlines announced on July 12 that it will reopen international routes from the country to a number of destinations in Asia, Europe, and Australia between July and October.
The move will see Vietnam Airlines resume two air routes to Australia, including between Ho Chi Minh City and Sydney from July 15 to October 30, along with a route between Ho Chi Minh City and Melbourne from July 20 to October 30.
This is being done in order to meet the needs of passengers, especially workers, international students, and foreign experts who are coming to work in Vietnam.
Furthermore, the departure schedule of flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Sydney will be every Thursday and Sunday, while the return flights between Sydney and Ho Chi Minh City will occur every Tuesday and Saturday.
The flights on the Ho Chi Minh City-Melbourne route will happen every Tuesday, while return flights will fall on Thursdays.
With regard to flights to Europe, Vietnam Airlines is set to reopen international routes between Hanoi and both Frankfurt in Germany and London in the UK London.
In terms of flights to destinations in Asia, from July 17 to October 30 the airline will resume flights between Hanoi and Tokyo in Japan every Wednesday and Saturday.
Moreover, from August 1 to October 30, the airline will launch an additional route between Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok in Thailand every Wednesday, with a route from Tokyo to Ho Chi Minh City running every Thursday.
All international flights during this period will be operated by Vietnam Airlines through Boeing 787 and Airbus A350 aircraft on long-haul routes to Europe and Australia.
Regular international flights can be gradually resumed by the end of 2021 as the COVID-19 situation will improve in the second half of the year when vaccination is accelerated in Vietnam and in the world.