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

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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.

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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.

FLC Group selects Airbus A321neo for Bamboo Airways

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

The agreements were signed in Paris by Trinh Van Quyet, Chairman of FLC Group and Eric Schulz, Chief Commercial Officer, Airbus during the official visit to France of Nguyễn Phú Trọng, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam.

Bamboo Airways is set to begin operations in 2019 with aircraft on lease from third party lessors before taking delivery of the aircraft covered by today’s MOU with Airbus. The carrier will focus on linking international markets to Vietnamese leisure destinations, as well as on selected domestic routes.

FLC Group is one of the largest conglomerates in Vietnam and is involved in a wide range of businesses including real estate development, hotel construction and management, financial services, and mining. Bamboo will in particular serve destinations where FLC Group has heavily invested in tourism infrastructure.

Images: Airbus.