The First Ever Flight Between Queensland and Vietnam

The arrival of flight VJ83 from Ho Chi Min City into Brisbane international airport was quite a historical moment for both the airport and the Australian state. The arrival of this Vietjet service marks the first direct flight between Vietnam and Queensland. So let’s take a closer look at the news and how the flight will operate.

An Important And Historical Flight

The new Vietjet VJ83 flight is important on more than one level. The flight is the first direct service between the northern Australian state and the county of Vietnam. However that aside it also will offer new stream of tourists and cargo output for Brisbane.

Vietnam is one of the emerging economies in south east Asia and also the Vietnamese community is quite a large one in Australia. These elements make the perfect environment for a service such as the one launched by Vietjet with VJ83.

The flight, served with a wide body Airbus A330, also allows to export and import goods directly from Vietnam. A win win situation for the airline which can make som extra cash and Queensland based businesses that can export or import directly from Vietnam via air.

Vietjet A330 VN-A810 at Brisbane BNE Airport


VJ’s Third Destination in Australia

Therefore Brisbane (BNE) becomes Vietjet’s third destination in Australia. The low cost carrier already operates flights to:

  • Melbourne (3 times per week)
  • Sydney (3 times per week)

Brisbane will follow these two Aussie services, albeit with a slight difference. The Melbourne and Sydney flights have 3 weekly frequencies while Brisbane, at least initially, will only have 2. Flights will operate between Ho Chi Min City and Brisbane every:

  • Monday
  • Friday

Vietjet A330 at Brisbane BNE Airport for flight VJ83 to Ho Chi Min City


The Schedule of Vietjet Flight Ho Chi Min City Brisbane VJ83

As for the schedule of the Ho Chi Min City to Brisbane flight VJ83, here’s how it’ll operate:

  • Flight VJ83 will depart Ho Chi Min City (SGN) at 10:50 arriving into Brisbane (BNE) 21:55. Estimated flight time 8 hours 5 minutes.
  • Return flight VJ84 will depart Brisbane (BNE) at 23:30 arriving back into Ho Chi Min City (SGN) at 05:10 the next morning. Estimated flight time is 8 hours 40 minutes.

The Plane for Vietjet Flight VJ83

Vietjet is a low cost carrier, however on their long haul A330 sectors they also offer a business class cabin. This is also the case with flight VJ83 operating from Ho Chi Min City (SGN) to Brisbane (BNE). Specifically, all Vietjet Airbus A330s feature 12 business class seats that transform into and angled flat bed (not entirely flat). The full configuration of the jets features:

  • 12 Business class seats in a 2-2-2 layout
  • 365 Economy Class Seats in a 3-3-3 layout

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Alex Achille

Ex Cabin Crew with Emirates, I've always loved travelling and other cultures. In this website I'll be sharing my experiences along with my reviews of the latest Korean Dramas and TV Series I've watched.