Qantas launches new Vietnam freight runs


Qantas to commence new freight services between Sydney, Vietnam, China and the United States

Qantas will commence new freight services between Sydney, Vietnam, China and the United States as it attempts to take advantage of Vietnam’s increasingly unique export growth.

The new service will depart Sydney every Thursday and Ho Ch Minh City, and arrive in Shanghai and New York early on Fridays before flying on to Chicago on Saturdays.

Qantas Freight Executive Manager Stephen Cleary says the new route confirmed the company’s commitment to seeking new opportunities and creating a truly global client base.

"Vietnam is one of the few countries in the region that continues to see export growth and we are very pleased to be able to support initiatives to grow trade between Australia and Vietnam and between Vietnam and the rest of the world," Cleary says.

Cleary says the service will be one of the fastest between Asia and the US and will connect with Qantas’s mainland China trucking services and the possibility of similar service being added to the route was not out of the question.

"In recent months we have successfully redirected capacity and resources form out European and Middle Eastern services to add Bangkok, Auckland, Melbourne, Singapore and now Ho Chi Minh City to our network," he says.

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