Bamboo Airways officially gets nod to launch flight

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | The Saigon Times | 6:00 AM Print This Post

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) today, January 8, awarded the Aircraft Operator Certificate to Bamboo Airways, officially approving the new carrier’s commercial operations, according to news site VnEconomy.

The certificate proves that the carrier has met the requirements of CAAV on ensuring flight safety and service quality. In addition, Bamboo Airways has carefully prepared the required infrastructure and human resources for its operations.

Bamboo Airways general director Dang Tat Thang noted this was an important landmark for the airline to serve passengers and contribute to the local aviation sector’s development.

Bamboo Airways plans to operate 37 local and international air routes connecting large cities and popular tourist destinations. Planned domestic routes are Hanoi-Quy Nhon, Hanoi-Dong Hoi, HCM City-Quy Nhon, Hanoi-HCM City and HCM City-Van Don, with 60 daily flights.

This year, the carrier will use wide-body aircraft for air routes to Japan, South Korea, Singapore and European countries.

From March to June last year, Bamboo Airways signed contracts to purchase 44 Boeing and Airbus aircraft worth $8.8 billion. While waiting for the delivery of the new aircraft, the airline leased a fleet of 20 aircraft, which will be handed over to the carrier this quarter.


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