Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways Will Fly To Prague

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It seems to be like Vietnam’s most formidable airline will probably be launching lengthy haul flights this spring.

What’s Bamboo Airways?

Bamboo Airways is a privately owned Vietnamese airline that took supply of their first Boeing 787-9 in late 2019.

The airline was based in 2017, however has enormous progress aspirations. Up till a few moth in the past the airline had fewer than 20 planes of their fleet. Now they’re increasing considerably, as they take supply of 30 Boeing 787-9s and 50 Airbus A321neos.

Bamboo Airways 787-9

The airline plans to make use of the 787-9s to fly to Europe and North America. Heck, the airline has had some fairly weird methods they’ve thought of rising. In June 2019, Bamboo Airways’ CEO stated that the corporate was contemplating leasing A380s so they may fly nonstop between Vietnam and the US as of early 2020. That’s a market that’s questionable with the 787, not to mention the A380.

Bamboo Airways to launch Prague flights

Whereas it doesn’t come as a lot of a shock, we now have extra particulars of what the primary lengthy haul route is predicted to be for the airline.

Bamboo Airways intends to function nonstop flights between Hanoi and Prague as of April 2020.

This may appear random on the floor, although the best way the airline sees it:

The Czech Republic has a big Vietnamese inhabitants, of round 70,000 folks
100,000 folks per 12 months already fly between Vietnam and the Czech Republic
There’s rising commerce between the 2 nations

Whereas the brand new flight isn’t but on sale and precise particulars haven’t been supplied (the frequencies, timing, and many others.), the corporate claims to be making closing preparations. Only a few months discover (at most) doesn’t appear to be excellent advance discover for a primary lengthy haul route, however I suppose it’s additionally logical they’d wish to launch by the summer season journey season.

The airline expects to have 4 787-9s by the tip of January 2020, as they’re presently simply utilizing these planes for home flights inside Vietnam.

Bamboo Airways’ 787-9s

Bamboo Airways’ 787-9s are actually nice-looking, with reverse herringbone seats in enterprise class.

Bamboo Airways enterprise class

Bamboo Airways enterprise class

Bamboo Airways enterprise class

When the airline first took supply of the 787-9 it was believed that these planes would additionally function first-class. Nevertheless, because it seems, their first few 787s received’t have first-class, whereas those delivered in a while allegedly will.

I’m nonetheless curious what their first-class will appear to be, since photos and particulars haven’t been revealed, aside from that there will probably be 4 seats.

Backside line

I’m excited to have one other lengthy haul airline I can strive. Bamboo Airways’ targets certain are formidable, and whereas it seems to be like they’ve a superb product, I’m undecided I completely get the enterprise case for this.

Vietnam is a low yield, leisure vacation spot, so I’m undecided I completely get the place the cash is in all of this…

 

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