Bamboo Airways

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Bamboo Airways
IATA ICAO Callsign
Commenced operations16 January 2019
Operating basesQuy Nhon
Fleet size10
Company sloganMore than just a flight[1]
Parent companyFLC Group
HeadquartersHanoi, Vietnam
Key peopleTrinh Van Quyet, Chairman and CEO [2][3]

Bamboo Airways Co. Ltd.,[1] doing business as Bamboo Airways, is a Vietnamese airline owned by the FLC Group, registered in Quy Nhon, Vietnam with head office in Hanoi.[4] The airline was established with a charter capital of US$56.52 million.[5] The carrier started operations in January 2019.


The airline was founded in 2017 and submitted its request to the Vietnamese prime minister for approval.[6] Aimed at hiring up to 600 employees, personnel recruitment began in April 2018.[7] The airline's AOC was granted on July 9, 2018. Bamboo Airways subsequently passed the five stages for certification required by the Vietnam's Civil Aviation Authority.[8] After reviewing the airline's financial structure and business plan the Ministry of Transport issued an aviation license in November 2018.[9]

Operations started on January 16, 2019 with a leased Airbus A320 linking Ho Chi Minh City with Hanoi.[10]

Corporate affairs[edit]

Key people[edit]

As of November 2018, Duong Thi Mai Hoa held the vice-president and general manager positions.[11] Dang Tat Thang held the CEO position, as of December 2018.[12]


Bamboo Airways is owned by FLC Group, a company dedicated to property development, finance, and mining, among other activities.[13]


Bamboo Airways is headquartered in Hanoi. [4]


As of June 2019, Bamboo Airways serves the following destinations:

Country City Airport Notes Refs
Japan Omitama Ibaraki Airport [14]
South Korea Seoul Incheon International Airport [15]
Taiwan Taipei Taoyuan International Airport [16]
Tainan Tainan Airport [17]
Vietnam Buon Ma Thuot Buon Ma Thuot Airport [18]
Da Nang Da Nang Airport [19]
Đồng Hới Dong Hoi Airport [19]
Ha Long Van Don International Airport [20]
Hai Phong Cat Bi International Airport [19]
Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport Hub [19]
Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat International Airport Hub [19]
Nha Trang Cam Ranh International Airport [18]
Quy Nhơn Phu Cat Airport [19]
Thanh Hóa Tho Xuan Airport [19]
Vinh Vinh International Airport [19]
Pleiku Pleiku Airport [21]
Da Lat Lien Khuong Airport [21]
Can Tho Can Tho Airport [21]


Current fleet[edit]

Bamboo Airlines' first A321neo in Noi Bai International Airport, Hanoi.

In March 2018, Bamboo Airways signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Airbus for up to 24 Airbus A321neos.[7][13] A commitment for 20 Boeing 787-9s was signed in June 2018 with Boeing, with the airline completing the deposit requirement to reserve these aircraft.[7][22] The Airbuses will be fitted with business and economy classes, whereas the Dreamliners will be fitted with first, business and economy classes.[7]

The carrier inducted its first aircraft, an Airbus A319-100, in December 2018.[23] The same month, Bamboo Airways took delivery of its first A321neo, on lease from GECAS.[8]

The airline started operations with aircraft on lease from third party lessors before taking delivery of the aircraft from Airbus.[24]

As of June 2019, the Bamboo Airways fleet consists of the following aircraft:[25]

Aircraft In Fleet Orders Passengers[citation needed] Notes
C Y Total
Airbus A319-100 1 8 120 128
Airbus A320-200 5 159 Three leased from Freebird Airlines
One leased from Himalaya Airlines[26]
Airbus A321neo 4[27] 46[citation needed] 8 196 204
Airbus A330-200 1[29] TBA
Boeing 787-9 30 TBA
Total 10 77

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Bamboo Airways English frontpage". Archived from the original on 18 January 2019.
  2. ^ "FLC founder takes over as president and CEO of Bamboo Airways amid ambitious expansion". theleader. 4 March 2019. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Ông Trịnh Văn Quyết làm chủ tịch kiêm CEO Bamboo Airways (Mr. Trinh Van Quyet becomes Chairman and CEO of Bamboo Airways)" (in Vietnamese). VnExpress. 4 March 2019. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  4. ^ a b "About Bamboo Airways".
  5. ^ "Bamboo Airways aims to have maiden flight on December 29". Vietnam Investment Review. 26 November 2018. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Bamboo Airways receives official government approval". 11 July 2018. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  7. ^ a b c d Schofield, Adrian (27 June 2018). "Vietnamese startup Bamboo Airways adds 20 Boeing 787-9s to fleet". Air Transport World. Archived from the original on 18 January 2019.
  8. ^ a b Chuanren, Chen (9 January 2019). "Vietnam startup Bamboo Airways secures AOC". Air Transport World. Archived from the original on 18 January 2019.
  9. ^ Schofield, Adrian (13 November 2018). "Bamboo Airways granted Vietnam license". Air Transport World. Archived from the original on 10 December 2018.
  10. ^ Hashim, Firdaus (16 January 2019). "Vietnam's Bamboo Airways begins operations". Singapore: Flightglobal. Archived from the original on 18 January 2019.
  11. ^ Waldron, Greg (19 November 2018). "Bamboo Airways eyeing 29 December launch". Singapore: Flightglobal. Archived from the original on 18 January 2019.
  12. ^ Waldron, Greg (28 December 2018). "Bamboo Airways start again delayed, but fleet growing". Singapore: Flightglobal. Archived from the original on 18 January 2019.
  13. ^ a b Waldron, Greg (7 March 2018). "Vietnam's FLC Group in tentative deal for 24 A321neos". Singapore: Flightglobal. Archived from the original on 18 January 2019.
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  18. ^ a b "Bamboo Airways tăng chuyến bay đêm dịp cao điểm Tết (Bamboo Airways increases its flights during the Lunar New Year)". Nhandan. 3 February 2019. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  19. ^ a b c d e f g h "Route Network". Bamboo Airways. Archived from the original on 18 January 2019.
  20. ^ "Bamboo Airways khai trương đường bay TP HCM - Vân Đồn, xúc tiến mở đường bay quốc tế (Bamboo Airways launches Ho Chi Minh-Van Don route and prepares to open international routes))". VietnamBiz. 3 February 2019. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  21. ^ a b c "Bamboo Airways mở mới ba đường bay từ Hà Nội đi Đà Lạt, Pleiku và Cần Thơ (Bamboo Airways launches 3 new routes from Hanoi to Da Lat, Pleiku, and Can Tho)". VietnamBiz. 10 March 2019. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  22. ^ Ghim-Lay, Yeo (25 June 2018). "Vietnam's Bamboo commits to 20 787-9s". Washington D.C.: Flightglobal. Archived from the original on 18 January 2019.
  23. ^ "Vietnam's Bamboo Airways adds first aircraft, an A319". ch-aviation GmbH. 20 December 2018. Archived from the original on 18 January 2019.
  24. ^ Editor, Chief Assignment (26 March 2018). "FLC Group selects A321neo for start-up airline Bamboo Airways - eTurboNews (eTN)". eTurboNews (eTN). Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  25. ^ "Vietnam's Bamboo Airways bumps B787 order, eyes B737 MAX". 27 February 2019. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  26. ^ "Himalaya Airlines to lease one aircraft to Vietnamese airline". The Himalayan Times. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  27. ^ "Airbus orders and deliveries". Airbus. May 2019. Archived from the original on 6 June 2019.
  28. ^ "Bamboo Airways takes another Airbus A321neo". (in Vietnamese). 13 April 2019. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  29. ^ "Bamboo Airways Set To Receive First Widebody Airbus A330 Aircraft". Simple Flying. 5 July 2019. Retrieved 5 July 2019.