Bamboo Airways to open Ha Noi-Prague route


VGP – Viet Nam’s newest carrier Bamboo Airways plans to launch Ha Noi-Prague service in early 2020 with Boeing 787-9s.

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According to a statement from Bamboo parent FLC Holdings, the service will be operated thrice weekly.

The new direct flight connecting Ha Noi and Prague is expected to cut traveling time between Viet Nam and the Czech Republic to 12 hours.

The Czech Republic in particular and the European countries in general are key markets of the airline. It plans to create resort travel packages for European travelers and expects that by 2021-2025, Bamboo Airways’ routes will cover all political and tourism centers in Europe, A representative from Bamboo Airways said.

It was established last July as Viet Nam’s fifth airline with a charter capital of VND700 billion, which was increased by VND600 billion ($25.8 million) last month to VND1.3 trillion ($56 million).

Starting this year, the airline is operating 17 domestic flight routes. It plans to start international flights soon, with Japan, Singapore and South Korea mentioned as possible destinations. 

The carrier also plans to fly to Europe in June and directly to the U.S. by the end of this year or early next year.

Bamboo Airways is preceded in the domestic aviation market by Viet Nam Airlines, budget airline Vietjet, low-cost carrier Jetstar Pacific and Viet Nam Air Services Company (VASCO).

By Vien Nhu