Start-Ups Bamboo Airways adds first aircraft to its fleet

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Vietnamese Start-Up airline Bamboo Airways has added its first three aircraft to its fleet.

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The carrier took delivery of an Airbus A319, which was previously in service with Silkair and Pembroke. In addition to this A319, Bamboo has also received an Airbus A320. The aircraft is said to be on lease from Freebird Airlines. It was painted in Manchester, UK.

As third aircraft, Bamboo took delivery of a brand new Airbus A321neo. The aircraft was planned to go to Primera Air Scandinavia. However, the carrier went bankrupt last year. Registered as VN-A588, the A321neo was delivered from Hamburg Finkenwerder to Hanoi via Delhi. It is still wearing the Primera Air colours.

Bamboo Airways is a Start-Up airline from Vietnam. Mother company is the tourism group FLC. Last Summer, the carrier signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for 24 Airbus A321neo aircraft. Deliveries of these aircraft will take place between 2022 and 2025.

The airline has waited to receive its operating licence from the Vietnamese Ministry of Transport. At the beginning of January, the airline has received its AOC and is now operational.

Bamboo Airways offers flights to Vietnamese holiday destinations, such as Quang Ninh, Haiphong, Qui Nhon, Thanh Hoa, Nha Trang Cam Ranh and Phu Quoc. Moreover, the airline will offer flight to various domestic flights.

If everything goes well, Bamboo Airways could also offer international long-haul routes soon, as the airline ordered up to 20 Boeing 787-9 Dremliners in June. Deliveries for the widebody aircraft will start next year.

Next to new aircraft and more destinations, Bamboo will also recruit over 600 positions. By 2023, the low-cost carrier hopes to have established 16 international and 24 domestic routes. Bamboo Airways plans to be an established player in the Vietnamese low-cost market very soon.

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