Tag: Vietnam

Welcome a New Airline: Bamboo Airways

Vietnam’s government has granted the newest carrier Bamboo Airways a licence to fly. Now Bamboo Airways has a green light to enter the market and compete with such regional giants as Vietnam Airlines or Vietjet. According to the government, the carrier is set to operate 100 routes, including to lesser-travelled destinations in Vietnam and elsewhere in […]

FLC Group Selects A321neo for Bamboo Airways

Vietnam’s FLC Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Airbus for up to 24 A321neo aircraft for future operation by start-up carrier Bamboo Airways. The agreements were signed in Paris by Trinh Van Quyet, Chairman of FLC Group and Eric Schulz, Chief Commercial Officer, Airbus during the official visit to France of Nguyễn […]

Russian Yak-130 Appears To Be Training Aircraft Choice For Vietnam

The Vietnam People’s Air Force (VPAF) is shopping for a new training jet and it appears they are going to purchase the Russian Yak-130. The Yak-130 first flew in 1996 and has been marketed as a light attack aircraft. “We have been equipping ourselves with state-of-the-art fighters in recent years, but our training system still […]

ANA Signs Codeshare Deal With Vietnam Airlines

ANA and Vietnam Airlines will launch a codeshare partnership at the beginning of their 2016 winter schedules, commencing on Sunday. The codeshare partnership will initially cover ten international routes, linking Japan and Vietnam. In addition, it will link 25 principal domestic routes in both countries. This will allow passengers to travel more conveniently throughout the region. […]

Vietnam Carriers Sign $6.5 bln 40-Plane Deal

Vietnam carriers bought 40 airplanes from France’s Airbus. The breakdown of each deal’s value was not specified. Vietnam carriers bought 40 airplanes worth $6.5 billion from France’s Airbus Tuesday, as President Francois Hollande is visiting the Southeast Asian nation to drum up business ties. Low-cost private airline VietJet, known for its bikini-clad hostesses, bought 20 […]

Yangon and Hanoi Become Emirates’ Latest Gateways

Emirates recently enhanced its presence in Southeast Asia with the launch of a new daily linked service from Dubai to Yangon (RGN) in Myanmar, and onwards to Hanoi (HAN) in Vietnam. This new service, which is being operated with a Boeing 777-300ER, expands the airline’s network in Southeast Asia to 12 cities in seven countries […]

Vietjet Air Reports 34.5% Revenue Increase in 2015

Vietnam-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Vietjet Air reported a 2015 revenue of VND10.9 trillion ($490.7 million), up 34.5% from VND8.1 trillion in 2014. The airline said the revenue increase was achieved “despite increasing challenges in the wake of the ASEAN Open Skies policy.” The result was lower than the VND13.8 trillion forecast at the start of […]