Let's Pho! Jetstar returns to Vietnam after more than two years

After more than two years of border closures as a result of the pandemic, Jetstar is returning to one of Australias most popular international holiday destinations, Vietnam.

Thanks to support from the Victorian Government and Melbourne Airport, Jetstar will relaunch three weekly flights to Ho Chi Minh City from Melbourne from today, operated by Boeing-B787-8 aircraft.

An additional two weekly services from Sydney will start on Saturday 9 April.

To celebrate the return to Vietnam, Jetstar is launching a 12-hour flash sale from midday today, with fares to Ho Chi Minh City from Melbourne starting at $169 one way.

Jetstar Group CEO Gareth Evans said theres been strong demand for travel to Vietnam, with today’s inaugural flight close to fully booked.

“Our services to Ho Chi Minh City are once again proving to be popular in both directions,” Mr Evans said.

“Vietnam was one of the fastest growing holiday destinations in South-East Asia pre-pandemic, and we have seen strong bookings since Vietnam reopened its border.

“Thanks to the support of the Victorian Government and Melbourne Airport, the additional flights will see more students travelling from Vietnam to complete their qualifications in Melbourne, as well as people travelling to the state to visit loved ones, with Melbourne being home to a large Vietnamese Australian population.

This is the sixth international destination we have restarted since international borders re-opened and our crew are really enjoying helping travellers get back to their favourite international holiday destinations and reunite families with loves ones.”

Jetstar’s Fly Flexible policy offers customers who book flights before 30 April 2022 with a ‘fee free’ date change, for travel until 31 August 2023. Jetstar have also extended credit vouchers for use until at least 31 December 2022, for flights up to the end of 2023.

For more information on international restart plans, visit Jetstar Newsroom