Tag: Vietnam

Bamboo Airways Orders 10 Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing and Bamboo Airways today confirmed an order for 10 787-9 Dreamliners valued at $3 billion according to list prices. The order for the super-efficient and longest-range member of the Dreamliner family was unveiled during a signing ceremony in Hanoi, witnessed by U.S. President Donald Trump and General Secretary and President of Vietnam Nguyen Phu […]

Vietjet Commits to 100 New Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

Reading Time: 2 minutes Vietjet and the airplane manufacturer Boeing Company officially inked a major deal for the airline to purchase 100 new 737 MAX airplanes worth US$12.7 billion, according to the manufacturer’s list prices. Vietjet President and CEO Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao and Boeing Commercial Airplanes President & CEO Kevin McAllister jointly signed the aircraft-purchasing deal, which was […]

Vietnam Carriers Allowed to Fly to the United States

Reading Time: 1 minute The FAA of the US Department of Transportation announced that Vietnam has been granted a Category 1 rating under the agency’s International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) program, which means that the Vietnam’s civil aviation authority complies with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards for personnel licensing, operations, and airworthiness. With the Category 1 rating, Vietnamese air carriers […]

Bamboo Airways Finally Launches Flights

Reading Time: 1 minute Bamboo Airways, the newest Vietnamese carrier, finally completed its long-delayed maiden flight on 16 January, 2019. The airline has become the fifth airline in Vietnam which will compete with such airlines as Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar Pacific, VietJet, and Vietnam Air Services Co. Chairman of FLC Group, Trinh Van Quyet, revealed that the airline has “a clear […]

Welcome a New Airline: Bamboo Airways

Reading Time: 1 minute 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

Reading Time: 1 minute 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

Reading Time: 1 minute 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: 1 minute 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

Reading Time: 1 minute 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 […]