Bamboo Airways poised to expand international services

Bamboo Airways plans to launch more new routes to Asian destinations like Japan, Singapore and Australia besides resuming services to Taiwan and South Korea.

Bamboo Airways, international flights, Asian destinations, Australia, Vietna, aviation industry

It will resume flights from Hanoi to Taipei in Taiwan on September 29 and Seoul in South Korea October 7. There will be one weekly round trip to begin with.

The airline will begin to fly on the HCMC-Tokyo sector from November 1 and the Hanoi-Tokyo sector from December.

It will also begin a service between the northern port city of Hai Phong and Singapore besides direct flights from Hanoi and HCMC to Melbourne, Australia, in the fourth quarter.

A spokesperson for the airline said wide-body Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft would be used for long-haul flights, adding preparations are under way to fly to Europe once Covid-19 is contained globally.

It is scheduled to start services from Hanoi and HCMC to London in the U.K. and Munich/Frankfurt in Germany in the first quarter of 2021 and is awaiting approval.

Nguyen Ngoc Trong, deputy CEO of Bamboo Airways, said there are long-term plans to fly to 27 European destinations.

Vietnam suspended all international flights on March 25.

Bamboo Airways, launched in January last year, was operating on 40 domestic and international routes before the pandemic struck in January. It reported pre-tax profit of VND303 billion ($13 million) in 2019.

News Related

OTHER NEWS

Vietnam attends 61st WIPO Assembly meeting in Geneva

A Vietnamese delegation, led by Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai – Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and other international organizations attended the 61st meeting of the... Read more »

Workers protests as managers fled at Hai Duong company

Hundreds of workers at the Shop-Vac Vietnam Company in Hai Duong Province have stopped work over recent days to protest against delayed wages. Workers have stopped working and surrounded the headquarters of Shop-Vac... Read more »

Vietnam remains a magnet for Singaporean investors

Vietnam’s growing stature in the region and the world and its impressive containment of COVID-19 have continued to consolidate its status as an attractive destination for Singaporean investors. Read more »

Banking giants pull VN-Index up

The VN-Index climbed 0.7 percent to 912.50 points Wednesday, with Vietnam’s three biggest state-owned lenders driving gains on the market. Read more »

Vietnam, Israel accelerates negotiation for trade deal

Israel is Vietnam’s trusted partner in the Middle East, stated a Vietnamese central banker. Read more »

Archaeological discoveries prove geographical location of NA House in past

The National Assembly’s Office, the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS), and the Hanoi People’s Committee on September 22 held a hand-over ceremony for the area displaying underground archaeological discoveries at the NA... Read more »

First batch of fragrant rice in An Giang Province to be exported to EU

First batch of fragrant rice in An Giang Province to be exported to EU Read more »

EVFTA and opportunities for maritime transport

NDO – The Vietnam – EU Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) opens many opportunities for Vietnam’s economic sectors, including maritime transportation. Commitments in the EVFTA were assessed to help enterprises that provide maritime shipping... Read more »

Roadmap recommended for offshore wind power development

The Bac Lieu wind power farm in the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu. NDO/VNA – Vietnam is capable of generating 10 GW of electricity by offshore wind farms by 2030, suggested studies... Read more »

Trade surplus reaches record high in nine months and a half

Vietnam recorded 361.5 billion USD in foreign trade by mid-September this year with trade surplus hitting a record high of 14.5 billion USD, 1 billion USD higher than the eight-month figure. Read more »