Vietnam start-up carrier Bamboo Airways is aiming to start flying from 29 December just before its target of starting operations by the end of the year, according to report by FlightGlobal.
The new airline’s parent company the FLC Group reportedly made the news in a statement relating to an agreement between it and state-owned companies Petrolimix, Petrolimix Aviation Fuel and Petrolimix Insurance.
The new airline received its air transport business licence earlier this month but still needs to obtain an AOA certificate before starting flights.
Bamboo Airways is set to start with 10 aircraft, growing to 20 in the first quarter of 2019. It is set to lease three aircraft in the coming months, one Airbus A319 and two A320s. It will also take three A320neos from aircraft lessor CDB Aviation, expected to enter service from July to November 2019. In addition, Bamboo has signed letters of intent for 20 Boeing 787-9s and 24 A321neos.
Bamboo Airways plans to connect Northeast Asia to secondary Vietnamese cities such as Quang Ninh, Hai Phong, Thanh Hoa, Binh Dinh, Quang Binh, Phu Quoc, and Nha Trang and is aiming to operate services to Europe and North America.