Tag Archives: Ho Chi Minh City

Cambodia Bayon Airlines to start international operations to Vietnam

Cambodia Bayon Airlines MA60 XU-001 (Tail)(CBA)(LR)

Cambodia Bayon Airlines (Phnom Penh) is a new airline Cambodia. The airline has announced it will add the Phnom Penh – Ho Chi Minh City international route on July 1.

Cambodia Bayon flight crew

The airline commenced MA60 domestic operations on December 30, 2014 between Phnom Penh (PNH) and Siem Reap (REP).

Cambodia Bayon 6.2015 Route Map

The airline received its AOC on December 23, 2014.

The prospective airline describes itself:

Cambodia Bayon Airlines logo

Cambodia Bayon Airlines Company Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bayon Airlines Holdings and was established in April 2014 and prepares to operate with the approval of Cambodia Prime Minister while having formally applied for Airline Operation Certificate (AOC) to the Cambodia Civil Aviation Bureau in July 2014.

Cambodia Bayon MA60 (CBA)(LR)

Bayon Airlines plans to introduce 20 MA60 aircraft (above) and 10 Airbus A320 aircraft within 5 years to build a route network which covers Cambodia and places Cambodia as the center to connect ASEAN with Japan, China, and Korea. Cambodia Bayon Airlines aims to provide convenient and comfortable air transport services for the Cambodia and international business travelers.

Top Photo: The tail of Xian MA60 XU-001.

All images by Cambodia Bayon Airlines.

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Airbus celebrates the delivery of the 9,000th aircraft, the first A321 for VietJetAir

Airbus (Toulouse) has issued this statement and graph:

Airbus has celebrated the delivery of its 9000th aircraft at a ceremony in Hamburg, Germany on March 20, 2015. The aircraft is the first A321 to be delivered to Vietnamese carrier VietJetAir (Ho Chi Minh City) and will join the carrier’s all-Airbus A320 Family fleet flying on its fast-growing Asia-Pacific network.

VietJetAir first took to the skies at the end of 2011 and now operates a fleet of 22 A320 Family aircraft on a network covering Vietnam and a growing number of destinations across Asia. The A321 delivered today is the first of seven ordered by the airline as part of a major aircraft acquisition plan for up to 100 A320 Family aircraft announced in early 2014.

The 9000th delivery comes less than two years after Airbus reached its last milestone of 8000 aircraft-delivered in August 2013. Over the last 10 years, Airbus has doubled its deliveries to reach over 600 aircraft a year today – a figure that is set to rise further as the demand grows.

Top Copyright Photo: Gerd Beilfuss/AirlinersGallery.com. VietJetAir (VietJetAir.com) Airbus A321-211 D-AZAK (msn 5295) became VN-A651 on the handover.

Below Photo: Airbus. Airbus added special markings on the handover.

VietJetAir.com A321-200 WL VN-A651 (11-9000th Airbus Aircraft)(Nose)(Airbus)(LR)

VietJetAir aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

Airbus Deliveries Graph 3.2015 (Airbus)(LRW)

Vietnam Airlines is coming to London Heathrow Airport

Vietnam Airlines (Hanoi) is switching London airports. Starting on March 30 the flag carrier will switch from Gatwick Airport to Heathrow Airport. The airline currently operates twice-weekly Boeing 777-200 service from Hanoi and twice-weekly flights from Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon).

The airline is planning to switch to the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners starting on July 1 per Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Ole Simon/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 777-26K ER VN-A144 (msn 33503) taxies at Paris (CDG) in the now old livery.

Vietnam Airlines aircraft slide show:

Video: The revised new livery of Vietnam Airlines:

 

VietJetAir takes delivery of its first direct delivery from Airbus

A320 VIETJET MSN6341 ON THE GROUND - FIRST FLIGHT

VietJetAir (VietJetAir.com) (Ho Chi Minh City) has celebrated the delivery of its first A320 ordered directly from Airbus at a special ceremony in Toulouse today (November 26). The event was attended by top management from the airline, including Vice Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao and Managing Director Luu Duc Khanhm, and witnessed by Vietnam’s Deputy Minister of Transport Pham Quy Tieu.

The delivery of the pictured new A320 marks the start of a major expansion at the airline which will see it acquire up to 100 A320 Family aircraft, including 63 on firm order with Airbus. In addition, the airline has purchase rights with Airbus for another 30 aircraft and will lease seven more from third party lessors.

VietJetAir first took to the skies on December 25, 2011 and is the first private airline in Vietnam to operate domestic and international flights. Today, the carrier operates a fleet of 17 leased A320s on a network covering Vietnam and a growing number of destinations across Asia. The 63 aircraft already on firm order with Airbus comprise 14 A320ceo, seven A321ceo and 42 A320neo.

Copyright Photo: Airbus. Airbus A320-214 F-WWBP became VN-A697 on delivery.

VietJetAir video:

VietJetAir aircraft slide show:

Finnair announces new scheduled services to Ho Chi Minh City, Eilat, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Madeira

Finnair (Helsinki) has announced it will be offering new scheduled flights to popular holiday destinations for next winter season, including Ho Chi Minh City, Eilat, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Madeira. Several of these destinations have previously been served with flights chartered by tour operators, but by now offering scheduled services, Finnair is catering to increasing demand from travelers who prefer to tailor their own holiday experience.

Flights to Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City will be operated once a week between December 10, 2015 and March 24, 2016. Ho Chi Minh City, previously named Saigon, is the largest city in Vietnam, with 9 million people living in the metropolitan area.

Finnair will operate to Eilat from Helsinki once a week between October 28, 2015 and March 23, 2016. Located where the Negev Desert meets the northern tip of the Red Sea, Eilat averages 360 sunny days per year and is well regarded for its beaches, water sports and nightlife.

Finnair will fly to Lanzarote once a week between October 31, 2015 and March 26, 2016. Lanzarote in the Canary Islands is known for its volcanic origin and unique nature, charming beaches and small beautiful villages.

Finnair will fly to Fuerteventura once a week between October 25, 2015 and March 20, 2016. Fuerteventura is the second largest of the Canary Islands and is a magnet for surfers, sailors and kayakers.

Finnair will start scheduled flights to Madeira in the summer of 2015, and will fly to the island on Mondays all year starting on April 27, 2015. Madeira is a popular year-around holiday destination that combines beautiful landscapes, hiking opportunities and the many attractions of the busy harbor city Funchal.

Copyright Photo: Airbus A320-214 OH-LXL (msn 2146) taxies to the runway at London (Heathrow).

Finnair aircraft slide show: AG Slide Show

Vietnam Airlines to bring the Boeing 787 to London Gatwick in July

Aerial View of Coastline of Tahiti

Vietnam Airlines (Hanoi) is planning to launch the new Boeing 787 from both Ho Chi Minh City (twice-weekly starting on July 1, 2015) and Hanoi (three days a week starting on July 3, 2015) to London Gatwick per Airline Route.

The airline has eight Boeing 787-9s on order from Boeing with the first due for delivery next year but is expected to lease additional 787s.

The company also has 10 Airbus A350-900s on order.

Image: Boeing.

Vietnam Airlines aircraft slide show:

VietJet Air’s first direct delivery A320 from Airbus makes its first flight, 63 A320s on order

VietJetAir.com A320-200 F-WWBP (VN-A697)(11)(Tko) TLS (Airbus)(LRW)

VietJet Air’s (VietJetAir.com) (Ho Chi Minh City) first A320 on order from Airbus has reached a new production milestone, with the aircraft having successfully performed its first flight in Toulouse, France. Appearing in its colorful livery (above), the aircraft now enters the final acceptance phase prior to delivery to VietJetAir by the end of 2014.

This A320 is the first of up to 100 A320 that will be acquired by the airline under a deal finalised in February this year. The acquisition plan covers firm orders with Airbus for 63 aircraft, plus 30 purchase rights. In addition the airline will lease seven more aircraft from third party lessors.

The aircraft will join an existing fleet of 16 leased A320s at the fast-growing carrier and will be operated on the airline’s expanding network of domestic and regional services.

In other news, VietJet Air will open a new route connecting Thanh Hoa City and Ho Chi Minh City, helping to tap growing demand for travel between the north central city and the southern hub. The inaugural flight will take off from Ho Chi Minh City on November 25, 2014. The flight duration for this new route is one hour and 55 minutes. The daily flight will depart Ho Chi Minh City at 9 am (0900) and land in Thanh Hoa at 10.55 am (1055). On the return leg, the flight will take off at 11.30 am (1130) in Thanh Hoa and arrive in Ho Chi Minh City at 1.25 pm (1325).

Top Copyright Photo: Airbus (all others by VietJet Air). Airbus A320-214 F-WWBP (msn 6341) will become VN-A697 on delivery.

VietJetAir.com Fleet

VietJetAir.com FAs

VietJetAir Aircraft Slide Show:

Video: The now famous VietJet Air in-flight bikini show: