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Bamboo Airways arrives in London

Bamboo Airways on March 22 arrived at London Heathrow Airport from Hanoi.

This flight was first nonstop commercial flight from Vietnam to the United Kingdom.

The route will operate two days a week.

Photos: Bamboo Airways.

Bamboo Airways is coming to Sydney

Bamboo Airways has made this announcement:

With the new nonstop Ho Chi Minh City City (Saigon)  – Sydney route, Bamboo Airways becomes the first new international airline to commence service to Sydney Airport following Australia’s borders reopening.

Sydney Airport and Bamboo Airways have today inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and announced a new, twice-weekly HCM City – Sydney service from March 29, in a move that will boost tourism and provide greater connectivity between the two most populous cities in Australia and Vietnam.

The new service capitalizes on a fast-growing market and what was one of Asia’s most popular tourism destinations prior to the pandemic and will grow to a four-weekly service by the end of 2022, subject to demand.

Bamboo Airways’ nonstop HCM City – Sydney route will help shorten travel time to only approximately 8 hours, less than over 7 hours compared to transit flights. The service will be operated on modern next-generation Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with the utmost fuel efficiency and many outstanding amenities.

Sydney is the largest, oldest, and most cosmopolitan city in Australia. It’s also the jewel in Australia’s tourism crown with various world’s popular destinations such as Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour, etc.

According to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, the number of Australian tourists to Vietnam in 2019 reached over 383,000, just behind the U.S., Russia, and some Asian countries. In 2018, there were 562,000 people traveling directly between Vietnam and Australia.

Not only will the new HCM City – Sydney operation directly fulfill the increasing air travel demands but also promote the connection between Australia and Southeast Asia in every aspect, thus creating opportunities for passengers to access Bamboo Airways’ international 5-star oriented service.

Expand Australian flight network

Bamboo Airways representative and Sydney Airport representive signed an MoU on February 28, 2021

Today’s announcement was marked by a ceremony at Sydney Airport, where representatives from the airline and Sydney Airport signed an MoU to work together on opportunities to drive increased tourism, economic growth, and opportunities for cultural exchange between Sydney and Ho Chi Minh City.


Bamboo Airways expects to provide a world-class flight experience to Australian travelers as well as the large Vietnam diaspora in Sydney, thus fulfilling the considerably increasing market demands in the post-pandemic period.

Earlier on February 19 and 20, Bamboo has successfully conducted the first nonstop Vietnam – Australia flights connecting HCM City and Melbourne. On December 17, 2021, the airline also entered agreements with Melbourne Airport and Victoria State to promote the nonstop Vietnam – Australia route.

As global aviation is assessed to strongly rebound this year, Bamboo Airways is targeting an expansive network of nearly 40 international routes.

Bamboo Airways launches new Tokyo Narita – Hanoi service on January 25, 2022

Bamboo Airways made this announcement:

This is the first commercial flight connecting Japan and Vietnam of Bamboo Airways which will hit a milestone in its network expansion. From February 10th, the airline plans to conduct 2 round flights per week, with a bulk-up frequency depending on the market demands.

Bamboo Airways will operate Airbus A321neo on this route. As the most modern and safest aircraft in the Airbus family, A321neo offers various outstanding features like being eco-friendly and fuel-efficient.

The operation of a commercial nonstop route Narita – Hanoi by Bamboo Airways at the beginning of 2022 is expected to fulfill the increasing travel needs, especially of Vietnamese diasporas wishing to return home for the Tet holiday. This signals a recovery of the economy and exchange activities between the two countries.

50 years of Vietnam – Japan diplomatic relation has reached many achievements in all aspects including economy, commerce, investment, science-technology, education, tourism, people-to-people exchange, etc.

In terms of tourism, Japan is one of the key markets of Vietnam, ranking in the top 5 markets with the most tourists visiting Vietnam. With diverse cuisine, breathtaking landscape, and friendly people, Vietnam is considered a favorite destination for Japanese visitors. Before the pandemic, the number of exchange tourists between the two countries recorded 1.5 million in 2019. Vietnam is also the second-largest expat community in Japan, with about 500.000 people living and working at the end of 2020.

Bamboo Airways hopes to rebuild the aviation bridge connecting Japan and Vietnam through this nonstop commercial route and to further increase the number of two-way exchange visitors. This will be a launch pad for the promotion of a bilateral partnership between Japan and Vietnam in the future.

With an expansive network to the US, UK, Australia, and many other countries, Bamboo Airways has drastically proved the global standard operating capacity of a Vietnamese airline. Bamboo also targets 40 international routes in 2022, meeting the travel demands of both domestic and foreign passengers.

Bamboo Airways arrives in London Heathrow

Bamboo Airways made this announcement:

Bamboo Airways’ Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner named “Sam Son Beach” finally landed in pride at Heathrow Airport, London.

The flight with nearly 13 flight hours and nearly 12.000 km has marked a new milestone about efforts and success of Bamboo Airways in world aviation.

Bamboo Airways and SFO sign agreement to launch first nonstop flights between Vietnam and the United States

Bamboo Airways (BAV) and the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to launch the first regularly scheduled nonstop flights between Vietnam and the United States.

The agreement was signed following a test flight (above and below) from Noi Bai International Airport (HAN) to SFO using the airline’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

The MOU between BAV and SFO aims to promote the connection of the two aviation markets as well as two countries, Vietnam and the US, through nonstop commercial flights. These two countries are diverse in cultural and historical heritage, natural landscapes, traditional and human values. Based on the MOU, BAV and SFO will consolidate and promote the built-in conditions to deploy regular nonstop flights from Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to SFO.

BAV has initially planned 4 flights per week of non-stop services between Ho Chi Minh City and San Francisco using 787-900 Dreamliners with a build-up to daily frequencies based on market demand and is subject to US government approvals.


Bamboo Airways receives U.S. approvals to fly to the U.S. West Coast

Bamboo Airways (Hanoi) has received its final U.S. approvals to operate to the United States starting on September 23.

Bamboo has stated it will operate 12 nonstop flights in September and November.

The charter flights will be operated with Boeing 787-9Dreamliners from Hanoi and Da Nang to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle/Tacoma.

Bamboo Airways to launch flights to Los Angeles and San Francisco

1. Bamboo Airways logo

Bamboo Airways is moving ahead to launch flights from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to Los Angeles and San Francisco on September 1, 2021.

Bamboo announced it had been granted the final approvals.

The flight to San Francisco will arrive at 10:00 am every day, and the return flight will depart at 1:00 pm.

The flight to Los Angeles will arrive at 9:30 am every day, with a return departure at 12:30 pm.

The company is also expected to operate charter flights to the United States before that date.

The new airline will operate Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners on the routes.

The company is launching service to London Heathrow this month.

Besides the 787s, Bamboo Airways operates a diverse fleet of Airbus A319s, A320s and A321s and Embraer 190s and 195s.

Bamboo Airways aircraft slide show:

Bamboo Airways leases two Embraer 195s from Great Dane Airlines

Bamboo leases two Embraer 195s from Great Dane Airlines

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.