Bamboo Airways to make maiden flight on January 16

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 08:28

Stewardesses from Bamboo Airways. — VNS Photo

Bamboo Airways, Viet Nam’s fifth airline, will operate its first flight on January 16, according to the carrier.

The airline started selling tickets from 12pm on January 12, with ticket prices from VND149,000 (US$6.4) each.

Customers can book tickets online at or by calling 19001166.

Bamboo Airways also offers numerous special promotion package combining air tickets, hotel rooms and rounds of golf thank to the resorts and golf courses of its parent company – FLC Group.

The packages are priced at around VND10 million for four people with air tickets and rooms for two nights at its resorts in Quy Nhon and Sam Son, or nearly VND6.7 million for two people.

It is now integrating multiple payment systems which are familiar to customers – like NAPAS, VNPay, and the mobile app from Military Bank – into its website, its Vice President Duong Thi Mai Hoa told the press last week.

Bamboo Airways 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, customers will be able to check in via mobile phone, QR Code, or check-in kiosks at the airport during the second quarter.

Customers can pay just VND10 million for air tickets and hotel rooms for four people as part of the airline’s promotion package. — VNS Photo

Bamboo Airways received its licence to transport passengers, mail, and freight following those of national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines, budget operators Jetstar Pacific and 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 ($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.

As planned, 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 destinations in 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 Aviation 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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