VGP – Viet Nam’s fifth airline completed its first official flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Ha Noi on January 16.
The Bamboo Airways flight, carrying 180 passengers and five crew members, landed at the Noi Bai International Airport in Ha Noi at 8.30 a.m.
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 to Quy Nhơn, Ha Noito Dong Hoi, HCM City to Quy Nhơn, Ha Noi to HCM City and HCM City to Van Don.
During the upcoming Tet, Lunar New Year Festival, which falls on February 2-10, Bamboo Airways will operate eight routes covering Hanoi, HCMC, the central towns of QuyNhon and Dong Hoi, and the Central Highlands town of Buon Me Thuot.
It will also offer flights from HCMC to the Van Don International Airport that opened last month in northern Quang Ninh Province.
Bamboo Airways CEO Dang Tat Thang said this is the first commercial flight and it is very important and meaningful for Bamboo Airways. Local and international customers expect a new experience in Viet Nam with good service and reasonable price. We will give them the service of a friendly airline.
In addition, Flights to Asian countries such as Japan, the Republic of Korea and Singapore, and Europe will use wide-body aircraft.
The new carrier, owned by property and leisure firm FLC Group, is expected to make Viet Nam’s aviation sector more competitive.
The other carriers are Viet Nam Airlines, its low-cost carrier Jetstar Pacific, budget airline Vietjet Aviation and Viet Nam Air Services Co.