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Sydney Airport Welcomes VietJet As Its 50th Airline

Australia’s busiest airport, Sydney’s Kingsford Smith (SYD), just welcomed it’s newest flight. The new flight is served by Vietnamese budget carrier VietJet. Let’s find out why this new flight to Sydney airport is so special and the schedule of the new VietJet service.

Sydney Airport’s 50th Airline

What makes VietJet’s flight VJ85 so special is that it makes of the Vietnamese carrier the 50th operator serving Sydney. There are now 50 airlines serving flight to Sydney. This exceeds the number of airlines serving the airport before the pandemic hit. Back in 2019 there were 48 airlines with active flights to Sydney (SYD). Therefore VietJet is the latest addition to the network.

VietJet Airbus A321 During Taxiing

About VietJet VJ85 Ho Chi Min City to Sydney Flights

The flight has a 3 times weekly frequency with flights from Ho Chi Min City to Sydney active every:

  • Wednesday
  • Friday
  • Sunday

As for the schedule of the new VietJet flight VJ85 it’ll fly the route as follows:

  • VJ85 will depart Ho Chi Min City (SGN) at 19:30 arriving into Sydney (SYD) at 07:20 the next morning. Estimated flight time is 8 hours 50 minutes.
  • VJ86 will depart Sydney (SYD) at 10:15 arriving back into Ho Chi Min City at 16:30. Estimated flight time is 9 hours 15 minutes.

VietJet VJ85 flight Ho Chi Min City to Sydney flight details

The Aircraft For VJ85 Ho Chi Min City to Sydney Flight

VietJet will be using on this Ho Chi Min (SGN) to Sydney (SYD) flight one of it’s long range Airbus A330-300 planes. These planes are in an extremely densely set up passenger cabin with almost 400 passenger seats. This is an incredibly high number of passengers for an Airbus A330. The VietJet A330-300s feature a 2 class configuration with:

  • 12 Business Class Seats
  • 365 Economy Class Seats

Note that the business class seats don’t become completely flat beds but have a slight inclination even when fully reclined. That’s because the seats used are designed to recline to 170 degrees and not the full 180, that would make them completely flat.

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