Welcome a New Airline: Bamboo Airways

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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 Asia, with plans to fly to North America.
  • Bamboo has already signed up to buy 20 of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliners worth $5.6 billion and committed a further $3.2 billion to buy 24 Airbus A321neo planes.
  • The airline said its inaugural flight should take place before the end of the year.