Vietnamese carrier Bamboo Airways launched

A new Vietnamese hybrid airline, Bamboo Airways, has been launched that will operate full service as well as low cost flights to cater to all segments of the growing market and expects to fly 100 domestic and international routes soon.  Initially the airline will serve 24 domestic and 16 international routes.

In Việt Nam, the airline will connect tourism complexes, such as Thanh Hóa-Quy Nhơn, Thanh Hóa-Phú Quốc, Thanh Hóa-Nha Trang and Hải Phòng-Quy Nhơn.

In the international market, Bamboo Airways will cover Japan, South Korea, China, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Philippines. It also plans to commence flights to the US and Europe in the future.

Bamboo Airways has signed the agreement to purchase 24 Airbus 3210 Neo aircraft with the contract valued at US$3.1 billion. Based on another purchase agreement, Boeing will deliver 20 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to Bamboo Airways from April 2020 to the end of 2021. The airline estimates the number of Bamboo Airways’ aircraft to reach over 200 by 2020 and 400 by 2030.