Bamboo Airways tickets available for sale from January 12

Friday, Jan 11, 2019 12:50

Bamboo Airways will officially start selling tickets from 12pm on January 12. — VNS Photo

Bamboo Airways, the fifth airline to launch in Viet Nam, would start selling tickets from 12pm on Saturday, Vice President Duong Thi Mai Hoa said on Thursday.

The airline had integrated multiple payment gateways onto its website, like NAPAS, VNPay and the mobile app from Military Bank, she said.

Bamboo Aiways will provide a wide range of tickets, namely Bamboo Eco, Bamboo Plus, and Bamboo Business. Customers can also buy tickets at Bamboo’s 1,000 agents nationwide.

Additionally, check-in procedures can be carried out via mobile phone, QR Code or check-in kiosks at the airport during the second quarter.

The airline is planning various promotional campaigns before its first flight takes off. Bamboo Airways received its licence to transport passengers, mail and freight following national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines, budget operators Jetstar Pacific, Vietjet Air, and Viet Nam Air Service (VASCO).

Bamboo Airways is part of the Viet Bamboo Airlines Company based in Quy Nhon in Binh Dinh Province. Viet Bamboo Airlines Company, owned by property developer FLC Group, was established in 2017 with charter capital of VND700 billion (US$31.4 million).

FLC has positioned Bamboo Airways as a hybrid airline, blending low-cost traits with those of traditional or full-service carriers to meet the demands of every market segment.

The group has also invested in infrastructure for aviation operations, such as upgrading Phu Cat Airport in Quy Nhon City and roads connecting the airport to the Nhon Hoi Economic Zone.

The carrier will operate 37 routes connecting major cities and tourist destinations at home and abroad in 2019. The first domestic routes will be Ha Noi – Quy Nhon, Ha Noi – Dong Hoi, HCM City – Quy Nhon, Ha Noi – HCM City, and HCM City – Van Don. Up to 60 domestic flights per day are planned. Flights to Asia and Europe such as Japan, South Korea and Singapore will use wide-body aircraft. It has also signed a memorandum of understanding with the Civil Authority of Viet Nam on using landing services and security checks at Tan Son Nhat (HCM City), Noi Bai (Ha Noi), Phu Cat (Quy Nhon), Dong Hoi (Quang Binh), Tho Xuan (Thanh Hoa) and Cat Bi (Hai Phong). — VNS

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