Bamboo Airways granted flying licence

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By victoria@aviationnews-online.com November 13, 2018 15:54

Bamboo Airways granted flying licence

Vietnam’s Transport Ministry has approved Bamboo Airways official aviation licence. The new low-cost carrier aims to operate 100 routes, including to lesser-travelled destinations in Vietnam and elsewhere in Asia, with plans to eventually fly to North America.

“The first domestic flights … are aimed at reducing pressure on aviation infrastructure in major cities, strengthening regional links (and) promoting tourism to Vietnam,” the Transport Ministry said in a statement.

The airline is owned by Trinh Van Quyet, who heads the FLC property empire that includes lush beachside resorts, golf clubs and luxury condos across Vietnam.

Bamboo has already signed up to buy 20 787 and has committed to an order for 24 Airbus A321neo aircraft.

The airline said its inaugural flight, originally scheduled for last month, should take place before the end of the year.

“We have conducted a flight test, the results show that the aircraft fully meets technical specifications (and is) ready to go into operation,” CEO Dang Tat Thang said in a statement.

victoria@aviationnews-online.com
By victoria@aviationnews-online.com November 13, 2018 15:54