Budget airline Vietjet is offering Aussie travellers $0 fares to some of Asia’s hottest destinations.
Starting this Saturday, and running for just 24 hours, millions of tickets will be available for essentially free. Holidaymakers only need to foot the bill for corresponding taxes and surcharges.
Surcharges for a flight from Melborne to Hanoi for example are around $180, so there are some serious bargains to be had.
Vietjet offers international flights to Bali, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, and of course within Vietnam.
The airline has flights departing from Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.
The sale kicks off at midnight on September 9 and applies to travel dates between September 18 and March 31, 2024.
The discount will be applied automatically at checkout, with no code needed.
The sale comes after Vietnam Airlines (a different carrier) last week announced West Australians will be able to fly non-stop from Perth to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam from December, marking the 15th direct international route to WA since the removal of pandemic-era border restrictions.
Vietnam Airlines will operate the service, which will fly between Perth and Vietnam’s most populous city three times a week.
Tickets are now on sale, with the first flight leaving Vietnam on December 7 and departing from Perth on December 8. The flying time is around 6.5 hours.
Premier Roger Cook – who visited Vietnam when still Tourism Minister earlier this year – said the new route would open “an abundance of opportunities”.