Bamboo Airways launched new air routes to Con Dao

Thursday, Sep 10, 2020 11:32

The Embraer E195 aircraft will be put into operation by Bamboo Airways on three new routes to Con Dao. — Photo courtesy of Bamboo Airways

Bamboo Airways will launch new direct flights from Ha Noi, Hai Phong and Vinh to Con Dao from September 29th. Tickets on the routes go on sale from midnight on September 12th.

At a press conference held in Ha Noi on Wednesday, Nguyen Ngoc Trong, deputy general director of Bamboo Airways said the airline planned to operate the routes twice a day from Ha Noi to Con Dao and Vinh to Con Dao plus one daily flight from Hai Phong to Con Dao route. The frequency on the routes would be gradually increased depending on demand.

“The launch of the new direct routes would not only offer opportunities for passengers from the localities in the northern and central regions to fly to Con Dao with different schedules and services, but also make a practical contribution to the post-pandemic tourism market stimulus,” Trong said.

In addition, the new routes are expected to create new momentum to attract investment and enhancing links between Con Dao and important destinations, thereby contributing to making Con Dao a tourist paradise with regional and international stature.

Nguyen Manh Quan, deputy general director of Bamboo Airways said the air fares would be flexible with many price ranges and would be regulated according to market supply and demand. The prices are based on regulations of aviation authorities on a ceiling price basis so that all passengers can access the fare. The lowest price offered by Bamboo Airways is only VND1.6 million on one-way direct flight from Ha Noi to Con Dao.

Quan said the airline would use the new generation Embraer E195 jet aircraft on the new routes, which they expect to be delivered later this month in time for the first flight.

Bamboo Airways would become the first airline in Viet Nam operating this modern aircraft.

The Embraer E195 jet has a maximum speed of 871 kilometres per hour, a maximum range of 4,260 kilometres, averaging approximately two hours and 10 minutes to take passengers from Ha Noi to Con Dao.

He added that Bamboo Airways would use six Embraer E195 planes. The airline would increase the frequency when the Tan Son Nhat International Airport completes repair work to meet with travel demand.

The airline also aims to open new air routes Phu Quoc-Rach Gia, HCM City-Ca Mau, Da Nang-Dien Bien and Da Nang-Con Dao in the fourth quarter this year.

FLC Group – the parent group of Bamboo Airways proposed the Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province and Airports Corporation of Viet Nam (ACV) approved funding to install lights at Con Dao Airport, to allow the airport to increase flight capacity during the night.

In 2019, Con Dao welcomed nearly 400,000 tourists, an increase of 37 per cent compared to 2018. After the period of social distance in early 2020, data showed the frequency of flights between HCM City and Can Tho to and from Con Dao was in the fastest recovery group. — VNS

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