With exports to Vietnam on the increase, Qantas Freight has commenced a weekly freight service between Australia, Vietnam, China and the USA. "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," said Stephen Cleary, executive manager for Qantas Freight. The new route comes in response to a global decline in freighter volumes by taking advantage of pockets of upswing in Asia. "In recent months we have successfully redirected capacity and resources from our European and Middle Eastern services to add Bangkok, Auckland, Melbourne, Singapore and now Ho Chi Minh City to our network," said Cleary. "Importantly, we also have the option to add a second weekly service once global air freight volumes pick up."