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Bamboo Airways to cooperate with Czech Embassy in Vietnam to operate humanitarian charter flight from Hanoi to Prague for EU citizens

Bamboo Airways has made this announcement:

In cooperation with the Czech Embassy in Vietnam, on March 25, Bamboo Airways operates a humanitarian charter flight from Hanoi to Prague – the capital city of the Czech Republic to repatriate European citizens.

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Humanitarian purposes

Simultaneously, the flight also transports medical aid goods provided by the Vietnamese Government to the Czech Republic to support the Czech Republic in addressing the shortage of medical equipment when Covid-19 situation is getting more complicated.

The flight departs at 8:20 am on 25 March from Noi Bai International Airport – Hanoi to Prague, Czech Republic, carrying 280 Czech and European passengers.

Bamboo Airways uses its wide-body Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to operate this special flight. As one of the most modern wide-body aircraft in the 787 family, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner possesses many state-of-the-art amenities to minimize passenger’s fatigue during the long-haul flight.

Passengers who want to book this flight can contact the Czech Embassy in Vietnamdirectly for more details.

The flight is the first non-stop flight of a Vietnamese domestic airline to the Czech Republic thanks to the cooperation between the Czech Embassy in Vietnam and Bamboo Airways. The flight is even more meaningful when serving social and humanitarian purposes when the whole world is joining hands in the fight against Covid-19.

Strict procedure to ensure safety

To minimize the risk of disease transmission, Bamboo Airways’ representatives said that the Airline strictly and comprehensively complies with the regulations, recommendations of the domestic and foreign authorities.

The flight crew, service and technical staff for this flight are experienced and highly specialized personnels who were carefully selected and trained to ensure maximum health safety for passengers and crew.

The Airline also coordinates with authorities to check the health of all passengers before boarding.

After returning from Prague, the aircraft will be disinfected in the entire cockpit, passenger and cargo compartments according to the highest standards to prevent the risk of virus infection.

Strengthening Vietnam – Czech relations

The operation of this flight shows the efforts in accompanying diplomatic agencies and passengers in the context of Covid-19. Bamboo Airways expects the flight HanoiPrague will also practically contribute to strengthening the VietnamCzech Republicrelationship and cooperation, especially in 2020 when the two countries are celebrating 70 years of establishing diplomatic relation.

In Bamboo Airways’ plan of developing international flight network, the Czech Republic is also the first destination as the continent’s “new gateway” position.

Since the end of last year, Bamboo Airways has completed the preparation to operate the direct route HanoiPrague with the frequency of 2 flights per week and may increase depending on the needs of passengers. This flight route is expected to be put into operation when market conditions is stable enough to ensure maximum health safety for passengers.

Bamboo Airways to fly to Munich

Bamboo Airways is operating the first nonstop flight connecting Vietnam and the Czech Republic from March 29, 2020.

After the Czech Republic, the Federal Republic of Germany will be the next European market that Bamboo Airways targets in the QI/2020. Accordingly, Bamboo Airways will sign an MoU with Munich Airport, promoting two direct routes connecting Munich – Germany’s third-largest city, with Hanoi Capital and Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam’s largest city.

It is expected that the two direct routes will operate from July 2020, with the frequency of one round-trip flight a week for Hanoi – Munich, and two round-trip flights a week for HCM City – Munich.

These routes will be operated by Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.

Bamboo Airways to temporarily suspend flights to Seoul

Bamboo Airways has issued this statement:

Implementing Directive No. 06/CT-TTg dated January 31, 2020 of the Prime Minister on the prevention and control of acute respiratory infections caused by Corona virus (COVID-19), due to the latest development of the epidemic, to ensure absolute safety for passengers and the community, Bamboo Airways will suspend the operation of two routes Da Nang – Incheon (DAD-ICN) and Nha Trang – Incheon (CXR-ICN) from the date of February 26, 2020.

Currently, DAD/CXR – ICN flights are being daily operated by Bamboo Airways with a frequency of 07 round trips/ week/ route by A321neo with the capacity of 196 – 198 seats. Therefore, the operation suspension of these two routes is an extremely important and necessary action to actively contribute to preventing the spread of epidemic.

Bamboo Airways is very sorry for the inconvenience and hopes to receive the support, sympathy and understanding of dear passengers.

Bamboo Airways will announce the cancellation as well as optimal options to assist passengers who have booked tickets during the operation suspension period of flights to Korea. All passengers, especially Vietnamese citizens or Korean visitors planning to come back to their hometown on Bamboo Airways’ flights, should proactively arrange the return schedule before the above-mentioned deadline.

All photos by the airline.

Bamboo Airways takes delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Bamboo Airways has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner (VN-A819).

The new type will seat 294 passengers including 26 “merchant seats”.

The merchant capsule is designed with spacious space, separately with modern light brown root colors, bringing a pleasant, luxurious and relaxing feeling. The chair can flatten 180 degrees into bed, use high-quality leather and high-quality fabrics from the world’s leading manufacturer such as Botany Weaving (Ireland), Lantal.

Additionally, Business-class seats are equipped with Mood Lighting, which can help passengers adjust colors and lighting. Each passenger will be provided a Handset which has touch and remote control.

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will initially serve the Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh route from Tet 2020.

In 2019, Bamboo Airways will operate 49 routes connecting all major cities to popular tourist destinations in Viet Nam. For the domestic market, we will focus on operating new routes apart from main cities such as Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh and Da Nang. Domestic routes will include tourist destinations such as Quang Binh, Quang Ninh, Hai Phong, Thanh Hoa, Binh Dinh, Phu Quoc and Nha Trang.

With the mission of exploring new destinations, Bamboo Airways delivers unique experiences with direct flights connecting Vietnam to different countries in the region. By 2021, Bamboo Airways is expected to expand direct flights to the US and Europe.

Boeing and Bamboo Airways announce order for 10 787-9 Dreamliners

Ha Long Bay from the top of Ti Top Island

Boeing and Bamboo Airways today confirmed an order for 10 787-9 Dreamliners valued at $3 billion according to list prices. The order for the super-efficient and longest-range member of the Dreamliner family was unveiled during a signing ceremony in Hanoi, witnessed by U.S. President Donald Trump and General Secretary and President of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong.

This order was previously unidentified on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website.

Bamboo Airways, a startup airline founded in 2017, began commercial operations in January, offering flights linking the capital of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City with cities in Vietnam. The airline plans on offering up to 40 domestic routes in 2019.

Additionally, Bamboo is preparing to launch international service to Thailand, South Korea, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan and Australia, before broadening service to other destinations in Asia, Europe, and North America.

The 787 Dreamliner family allows airlines to fly long ranges while reducing fuel costs by more than 20 percent compared to previous widebody jets. The Dreamliner’s superior efficiency and range have allowed airlines to open more than 210 new non-stops routes around the world since it entered service.

At 63 meters (206 feet), the 787-9 can fly 290 passengers, in a typical two-class configuration, up to 7,635 nautical miles (14,140 kilometers). The airplane is 6 meters longer than the original Dreamliner and is capable of carrying more passengers and flying farther.

The 787 Dreamliner is the fastest-selling widebody airplane in history with more than 1,400 orders from 75 customers since its launch. Nearly 800 Dreamliners have entered service around the world, helping airlines save 33 billion pounds of fuel.

Bamboo Airways is wholly-owned by the FLC Group, a Vietnamese multi-industry company, focusing on aviation, real estate, resorts, farming, and golf.

Image: Boeing.

Bamboo Airways to launch operations on January 16

Bamboo Airways will launch scheduled passenger operations on January 16, 2019 from Hanoi to the Vietnamese cities of Ho Chi Minh City, Cam Ranh, Da Nang, Dong Hoi,  Phu Quoc, Quy Nhon and Buon Ma Thuot also between Ho Chi Minh City and Quy Nhon.

Bamboo Airways will be based at Quy Nhon’s Phu Cat Airport in Binh Dinh Province, Vietnam.

On January 8, 2019, Vietnam Aviation Administration officially granted the Aircraft Operator Certificate (AOC) to Bamboo Airways, officially permitting the airline to operate in Vietnam’s aviation market.

Bamboo Airways is a startup airline owned by Vietnamese construction company, FLC Group.

All images by the airline.

 

Bamboo Airways is planning to start operations on December 29

Bamboo Airways is currently planning to launch operations on December 29, 2018.

Bamboo Airways will be based at Quy Nhon’s Phu Cat Airport.

The airline will start operations with leased aircraft (A319 and A320 aircraft) before taking delivery of the first new A321neo aircraft (top) from Airbus.

The AOC was issued by the Ministry of Transport on November 12, 2018.

Previously the new airline had planned to start operations on October 10 but did not materialize due to the late arrival of the AOC.

Bamboo Airways secures its AOC

Bamboo Airways (Hanoi) has secured its Air Operators Certificate (AOC). The license was issued by the Ministry of Transport to Bamboo Airways on November 12, 2018.

The new airline is a startup created by the Vietnamese construction company, FLC Group.

Photo Bamboo Airways.

Bamboo Airways commits for 20 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

Bamboo Airways and Boeing today announced a commitment for 20 787-9 Dreamliners in deal that would be worth $5.6B at current list prices, when finalized.

The announcement was made during a signing ceremony at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce office, witnessed by Voung Dinh Hue, deputy prime minister of Vietnam, and Nazak Nikakhtar, Assistant Secretary for Industry and Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration.

As part of the agreement, Bamboo Airways completed the deposit requirement in mid-June to reserve the 20 airplanes, which are tentatively scheduled to be delivered from April 2020 through 2021.

“We are excited to introduce these new 787 Dreamliners into our fleet as we prepare to launch long-haul operations to international markets,” said Mr Trinh Van Quyet, Chairman of FLC Group, 100% owner of Bamboo Airways. “Our long-term vision is to connect Vietnam to key markets within Asia, Europe and North Americaand the capabilities of these new state-of-the-art Dreamliners will help us achieve our goals. The 787’s superior economics and efficiency, as well as the passenger pleasing interior of the Dreamliner will allow us to successfully grow our business while enabling us to better serve our customers.”

Bamboo Airways is a startup airline that plans to begin commercial operations in 2019 out of the capital city of Hanoi. The carrier plans to offer flights within Vietnambefore expanding into other Northeast Asian markets such as China, Korea and Japan. “We are delighted to welcome Bamboo Airways to the Boeing family and we look forward to Bamboo joining the growing group of global airlines that fly the 787 Dreamliner,” said Mr Dinesh Keskar, senior vice president of Asia Pacific and India Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “We are confident that the 787 will help launch Bamboo’s long-haul operations and serve as the foundation of their success for many years to come.”

The 787 Dreamliner is an all-new, super-efficient family of commercial airplanes. Since 2011, more than 690 Dreamliners have been delivered to operators, flying over 255 million people on more than 680 unique routes around the world, saving an estimated 25 billion pounds of fuel.

At 20 feet (6 meters) longer than the 787-8, the 787-9 extends the family in capacity and range, flying more passengers and more cargo farther. The airplane can fly 290 passengers, in a typical two-class configuration, up to 7,635 nautical miles (14,140 km).

Bamboo Airways is wholly-owned by the FLC Group, a Vietnamese multi-industry company, focusing on aviation, real estate, resorts, farming, and golf.

Previously Vietnam’s FLC Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Airbus for up to 24 A321neo aircraft (below) for future operation by start-up carrier Bamboo Airways.

All images by Bamboo Airways.