Bamboo Airways accepts first two Embraer E195 jets
Vietnam’s first full-service private carrier, Bamboo Airways, is to operate its newly arrived E195 jets from Hanoi to tourist hot spot, the southern island of Con Dao, 1,400 kilometres (760 nautical miles) from the nation’s capital, Hanoi. Read More » The jet service to the island will provide a staging point for visitors to a 16 island archipelago off the southern coast of Vietnam.
Bamboo Airways, which is targeting the middle to high end leisure market, initially will service Con Dao with two flights a day from Hanoi and once daily from Vinh and Hai Phong. It will be equipped with a business class in its 118 seat configuration.
Bamboo Airways executive vice chairman, Dang Tat Thang, said the Embraer E195’s short runway performance made it ideal for flights to Con Dao, which falls short in runway maintenance and aircraft fuel supply.
The Hanoi-headquartered company, owned by travel to property and mining conglomerate, FLC Group, began flying in January 2019 with the aim of achieving five star status for the carrier as it built its network in Vietnam and internationally. Pre-COVID-19, it was operating 51 domestic and regional routes and had transported five million passengers since its launch.