• Vietnam Airlines' Airbus A350 is headed to Melbourne

    Vietnam Airlines is upgrading its daily flight between Melbourne and Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon) from a Boeing 787 Dreamliner to an Airbus A350. The advanced A350 swoops onto the route from 29 July and is currently rostered through to the end of October 2018, although a spokesman for...

    POSTED 3 Jul, 2018 5 Comments

  • Vietnam Airlines upgrades premium economy service

    Vietnam Airlines’ premium economy passengers will find their experience a touch more ‘premium’ under recent improvements rolled out on flights between Sydney, Melbourne and Vietnam. It starts with access to Australian airport Express Path facilities for fast-tracked security sc...

    POSTED 25 Jan, 2018 8 Comments

  • The best premium economy seats on Vietnam Airlines' Boeing 787

    Vietnam Airlines’ Boeing 787 premium economy provides travellers with a better-than-economy seat at an affordable price, and if you’re planning a trip from Sydney or Melbourne to Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi, choosing the right seat for your needs can do much to improve your flight exper...

    POSTED 12 May, 2017 0 Comments

  • The best business class seats on Vietnam Airlines' Boeing 787s

    Now appearing on flights from Sydney and Melbourne to Ho Chi Minh City and also Sydney-Hanoi, the Vietnam Airlines Boeing 787 offers business class travellers the usual staples of a fully-flat bed and direct aisle access: but as is often the case, some seats are certainly better than others. Aus...

    POSTED 5 May, 2017 5 Comments

  • Vietnam Airlines to fly Sydney-Hanoi from March 2017

    Vietnam Airlines will begin direct flights between Sydney and the Vietnamese capital Hanoi from late March, adding the northern city to its current Sydney-Saigon and Melbourne-Saigon schedule. While Saigon (also known as Ho Chi Minh City) is Vietnam's largest city, business travellers needing to...

    POSTED 16 Jan, 2017 17 Comments

  • Vietnam Airlines: Sydney, Melbourne Boeing 787 flights deferred until December

    UPDATE | Vietnam Airlines' Boeing 787-9 flights to both Sydney and Melbourne will now commence in December 2016, rather than in late October as previously reported. Although the airline's reservation system then showed the Boeing 787-9 flying Down Under from October 29 2016, flights until Decemb...

    POSTED 17 Mar, 2016 18 Comments

  • Photos: inside Vietnam Airlines' Airbus A350

    Vietnam Airlines will become the world's second airline to fly the Airbus A350, following launch customer Qatar Airways at the start of 2015. The SkyTeam member today takes delivery of the first of 14 A350-900 jets to be delivered through to 2020. After a series of regional 'running...

    POSTED 30 Jun, 2015 30 Comments

  • Photos: inside Vietnam Airlines' Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

    Vietnam Airlines has pulled back the curtain on its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, the first of which will begin flying later this year alongside the Airbus A350. The SkyTeam alliance member will add eight of the next-gen jets to its fleet, with London tipped for the first international flights ...

    POSTED 10 Feb, 2015 8 Comments

  • SkyTeam launches

    The global SkyTeam airline alliance now offers a ‘Go Round Asia and South West Pacific’ pass, which allows travellers to jet around these regions on a single, discounted ticket. What you’ll pay depends on how far you fly, with tickets broken up into three bands – 13,000 m...

    POSTED 12 Aug, 2014 5 Comments

  • Sydney Airport to get SkyTeam lounge this year

    Australia’s SkyTeam member airlines will join forces in opening a new lounge in Sydney Airport this year. Modelled on the same lines as SkyTeam’s flagship lounge at London's Heathrow Terminal 4 (and shown in the photos on this page), the facility will carry the SkyTeam brand of the S...

    POSTED 3 Jul, 2013 4 Comments

  • Airline alliance basics for Australian frequent flyers: SkyTeam

    Business travellers new to jetting around the world are as much a part of the Australian Business Traveller audience as the seasoned experts. With new airlines joining SkyTeam, here's an updated 2012 version of our series outlining the 'need to know' essentials of the three global air...

    POSTED 17 Jan, 2012 0 Comments

  • Vietnam Airlines aims for Kangaroo Route traffic with London Gatwick flights

    Vietnam Airlines has plans to link Australia to London via Vietnam as of December, providing another option for cost-conscious business travellers on the Kangaroo Route. Business class passengers on a budget already use the carrier for flights to Paris and Frankfurt, connecting on Vietnam's...

    POSTED 22 Jun, 2011 0 Comments

  • Cancelling a flight to Japan? That'll be $990, thanks.

    Australian Business Traveller reader Tsz Shuen Au (Candy) was frustrated when she tried to cancel her flight to Tokyo booked through Flight Centre, only to be asked to pay a $990 cancellation fee. "I've booked a ticket to Tokyo with Vietnam Airlines for $1016 next month (15 April) through Flig...

    POSTED 17 Mar, 2011 1 Comment

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