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Bamboo Airways to introduce three international flights

Released at: 14:14, 22/04/2019

Bamboo Airways to introduce three international flights

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Flights to South Korea, Taiwan and Japan to take to skies before end of month.

by Ngoc Lan

Bamboo Airways will shortly add three international routes to its schedule, to South Korea, Taiwan, and Japan.

The first flight on the Hanoi - Incheon route will take off on April 26, those on the Da Nang - Taipei and Hanoi - Tainan routes on April 27, and those on the Hanoi - Irabaki and Ho Chi Minh City - Irabaki routes on April 28.

The routes will initially be operated as charter flights, with Bamboo Airways coordinating with tour operators to provide aviation services combined with tourism packages for Vietnamese tourists to South Korea, Taiwan and Japan, and to bring tourists from these markets to Vietnam.

Ms. Duong Thi Mai Hoa, Vice President and Deputy General Director of Bamboo Airways, said these first destinations in Asia were carefully selected by the new carrier. “Bamboo Airways aims to establish a key pioneering system to prepare for connecting domestic routes with the region in the long term,” she said.

In Taiwan, Taipei’s Taoyuan International Airport ranks in the top 10 busiest airports in the world by passenger numbers and the top 6 in the world by air freight.

In South Korea, Incheon International Airport is Seoul’s main international airport and also the largest in the country. It is one of the busiest transshipment airports for Asia and North American flight networks.

Bamboo Airways plans to operate 37 routes this year, connecting all major cities and popular tourist destinations in Vietnam and internationally. It will conduct 60 domestic flights each day.

To serve its international flight plans, Bamboo Airways has recently signed an agreement to purchase aircraft from Airbus, bringing its total number of Airbus A321neo aircraft to 50. This is part of the fleet development process towards standardizing aircraft lines, with the Airbus A321neo for its narrow-bodied fleet and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner for its wide-bodied fleet.

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