Bamboo Airways is leasing two (OY-GDB and OY-GDC) Embraer ERJ 195s of Great Dane Airlines for a period of 6 months. Great Dane Airlines will also move 45 employees to Vietnam to operate the aircraft.
The aircraft will operate charter flights from Can Tho to Con Dao, Da Nang to Con Dao, and Hanoi to Con Dao. Services from Ho Chi Minh City to Con Dao are expected as well but not yet confirmed. Great Dane Airlines will become the first Embraer operator in Vietnam.
In a near future Bamboo could exercise its option for an additional Embraer ERJ 195 aircraft, bringing its fleet of the type to four aircraft. This would allow it to continue to pursue growth in Denmark while 2 of its planes operate in Vietnam.
The aircraft are being gradually painted in the Bamboo Airways livery. Great Dane Airlines has given Bamboo Airways the possibility to extend the wet lease agreement until the Summer of 2021, by which time it wants the aircraft back.
Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): OY-GDC is seen at Palma de Mallorca still flying for Great Dane Airlines. Bamboo Airways (Great Dane Airlines) Embraer ERJ 190-200LR (ERJ 195) OY-GDC (msn 19000204) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 950868.
Javier Rodriguez reporting from Spain.
Great Dane Airlines will service on the Aalborg – Malaga route on July 5, 2020.
The Danish airline will also resume flights to Palma de Mallorca in July.
All photos by the airline.
Great Dane Airlines has released photos of its first aircraft, the pictured ex Flybe/Stobart Air Embraer ERJ 1900-200LR (ERJ 195) EI-GGC (msn 19000213).
The new airline plans to offer scheduled flights and charters for Bravo Tours, with an initial fleet of two 118-seat Embraer aircraft.
As previously reported, Great Dane will start scheduled operations in June from its base at Aalborg to Dublin (June 21), Edinburgh (June 24) and Nice (June 26).
Great Dane Airlines (Aalborg) was founded in 2018 by Thomas Hugo Møller.
The new airline is planning to launch scheduled operations in June with two leased Embraer 195s.
The new airline will start charter operations on June 14 for Bravo Tours.
According to Airline Route, the airline will also operate scheduled flights on the following routes from Aalborg:
Aalborg – Dublin – twice-weekly effective June 21
Aalborg – Edinburgh – twice-weekly effective June 24
Aalborg – Nice – weekly flights effective June 26
All images by the airline.