National Carrier Vietnam Airlines want to increase the number of flights between Hanoi and Sydney to seven flights per week when potential development of this route is huge.
Currently, Vietname Airlines operates 3 direct flights per week to connect Hanoi and Sydney. According to the airline, number of passengers traveling between Vietnam and Australia grew nearly 4 percent on average from 2012-2016.
The transport ministry reported that in the first seven months of 2017, the number reached 213,000, with passengers from Vietnam making up 23 percent and the rest coming from Australia.
Vietnam Airlines opened Hanoi-Sydney direct flights in March using Boeing B787s. It has been operating direct flights between Saigon and Syndey and Melbourne since 1992.
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