Bamboo Airways orders 10 787 Dreamliners

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Bamboo Airways has confirmed an order with Boeing for 10 787-9 Dreamliners valued at $3 billion according to list prices to fuel development of its international route network.

The order was unveiled during a signing ceremony in Hanoi, witnessed by U.S. President, Donald Trump and General Secretary and President of Vietnam, Nguyen Phu Trong.

Bamboo Airways, a start-up airline founded in 2017, began commercial operations in January, offering flights linking the capital of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City with cities in Vietnam.

The airline plans on offering up to 40 domestic routes in 2019. Additionally, Bamboo is preparing to launch international service to Thailand, South Korea, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan and Australia, before broadening service to other destinations in Asia, Europe, and North America.

Bamboo Airways owner and chairman of FLC Group, Trinh Van Quyet said: “Our long-term vision is to connect Vietnam with key markets in Asia, Europe and North America and the Dreamliner will enable us to launch these long-haul operations.

“The 787’s superior operating economics and efficiency, as well as the passenger pleasing interior of the Dreamliner, will allow us to successfully grow our business while enabling us to better serve our customers.”

This order was previously unidentified on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website.