Bamboo Airways has made this announcement:
With the new nonstop Ho Chi Minh City City (Saigon) – Sydney route, Bamboo Airways becomes the first new international airline to commence service to Sydney Airport following Australia’s borders reopening.
Sydney Airport and Bamboo Airways have today inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and announced a new, twice-weekly HCM City – Sydney service from March 29, in a move that will boost tourism and provide greater connectivity between the two most populous cities in Australia and Vietnam.
The new service capitalizes on a fast-growing market and what was one of Asia’s most popular tourism destinations prior to the pandemic and will grow to a four-weekly service by the end of 2022, subject to demand.
Bamboo Airways’ nonstop HCM City – Sydney route will help shorten travel time to only approximately 8 hours, less than over 7 hours compared to transit flights. The service will be operated on modern next-generation Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with the utmost fuel efficiency and many outstanding amenities.
Sydney is the largest, oldest, and most cosmopolitan city in Australia. It’s also the jewel in Australia’s tourism crown with various world’s popular destinations such as Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour, etc.
According to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, the number of Australian tourists to Vietnam in 2019 reached over 383,000, just behind the U.S., Russia, and some Asian countries. In 2018, there were 562,000 people traveling directly between Vietnam and Australia.
Not only will the new HCM City – Sydney operation directly fulfill the increasing air travel demands but also promote the connection between Australia and Southeast Asia in every aspect, thus creating opportunities for passengers to access Bamboo Airways’ international 5-star oriented service.
Expand Australian flight network
Today’s announcement was marked by a ceremony at Sydney Airport, where representatives from the airline and Sydney Airport signed an MoU to work together on opportunities to drive increased tourism, economic growth, and opportunities for cultural exchange between Sydney and Ho Chi Minh City.
Bamboo Airways expects to provide a world-class flight experience to Australian travelers as well as the large Vietnam diaspora in Sydney, thus fulfilling the considerably increasing market demands in the post-pandemic period.
Earlier on February 19 and 20, Bamboo has successfully conducted the first nonstop Vietnam – Australia flights connecting HCM City and Melbourne. On December 17, 2021, the airline also entered agreements with Melbourne Airport and Victoria State to promote the nonstop Vietnam – Australia route.
As global aviation is assessed to strongly rebound this year, Bamboo Airways is targeting an expansive network of nearly 40 international routes.