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Bamboo Airways has launched services from Melbourne to Hanoi – the first direct connection between the two cities. The airline will initially operate one return flight per week, using the 787. It also began a weekly non-stop service between Melbourne and Ho Chi Minh City in February.
Melbourne Airport has welcomed the resumption of Jetstar Airways’ service to Bali after two years. Over 300 passengers were greeted with Balinese dancing and Jetstar giveaways. The 787-8 service will operate three times a week, before ramping up in the lead up to Easter.
Melbourne Airport has welcomed the resumption of Jetstar Airways’ service to Hawaii after a two-year hiatus. The 787-8 service is initially operating weekly, increasing to twice-weekly in April. Jetstar already flies from Melbourne to Phuket and will also recommence its service to Bali on 14 March.
Bamboo Airways has announced a second service between Melbourne and Vietnam, with non-stop flights to Hanoi scheduled to begin on 27 April 2022. The airline intends to initially operate one return flight per week between Melbourne and the Vietnamese capital, using the 787.
Bamboo Airways has launched a new route between Ho Chi Minh City and Melbourne. The twice-weekly service is the airline’s first route to Australia and is a significant development in its international expansion.
New Australian low-cost carrier Bonza has announced its route map and two bases at Sunshine Coast Airport and Melbourne Airport. 25 routes have been announced to 16 destinations, operated with Bonza’s fleet of 737 MAX aircraft. 80% of these routes are currently unserved.
Flights between Townsville and Melbourne and Sydney have been boosted significantly with new Qantas and Virgin Australia services, with three carriers now offering flights on both routes.
Coffs Harbour Airport has welcomed back the Virgin Australia service between Coffs Harbour and Melbourne. Up to seven services per week will operate between Melbourne and Coffs Harbour between 18 November 2021 and 25 April 2022, providing more than 20,000 seats.
Rex Airlines launched a new double-daily service between Adelaide and Melbourne on 31 March 2021. It is Rex’s second route between capital cities with its interstate expansion in Australia. Adelaide Airport celebrated with a spectacular destination-themed cake, which is joint-winner of anna.aero’s Cake of the Week prize.
Rex has launched two new routes from Gold Coast Airport to Melbourne and Sydney in time for the busy Easter period. Both services are operated twice-daily – the Melbourne route launching on 29 March and Sydney on 1 April.
Qantas launched a direct service between Newcastle Airport and Melbourne on 15 March 2021 – flying direct on the route for the first time in more than a decade. 12 return flights per week are being operated with a 717.
Melbourne Airport celebrated the launch of Regional Express Airlines’ new Melbourne-Sydney route on 1 March 2021 with a spectacular, award-winning cake.