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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.