Bamboo Airways, the fifth airline in Vietnam, will start selling tickets from 12pm on January 12, its Vice President, Duong Thi Mai Hoa, told press on January 10.
The airline is now integrating multiple payment gateways which are familiar with customers – like NAPAS, VNPay, and the mobile app of Military Bank – into its website, she said. Bamboo Aiways will provide a wide range of tickets, namely Bamboo Eco, Bamboo Plus, and Bamboo Business. Customers can also buy tickets at Bamboo’s 1,000 agents nationwide.
Additionally, check-in procedures will be able to run via mobile phone, QR Code, or check-in kiosks at the airport during the second quarter.
In addition, the airline will launch various unique promotional campaigns before its first flight takes off.
Bamboo Airways received its licence to transport passengers, mail, and freight following those of national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines, budget operators Jetstar Pacific and Vietjet Air, and Viet Nam Air Service (VASCO).
Bamboo Airways is part of the Viet Bamboo Airlines Company based in Quy Nhon in Binh Dinh province. Viet Bamboo Airlines Company, owned by property developer FLC Group, was established in 2017 with the charter capital of 700 billion VND (31.4 million USD).
FLC has positioned Bamboo Airways as a hybrid airline, blending low-cost traits with those of traditional or full-service carriers to meet the demands of every market segment.
The group has also invested in infrastructure for aviation operations, such as upgrading Phu Cat Airport in Quy Nhon City and roads connecting the airport to the Nhon Hoi Economic Zone.
As planned, the carrier will operate 37 routes connecting major cities and tourist destinations at home and abroad in 2019. The first domestic routes will be Hanoi-Quy Nhon, Hanoi-Dong Hoi, Ho Chi Minh City-Quy Nhon, Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City, and Ho Chi Minh City-Van Don. Up to 60 domestic flights per day are planned.
Flights to Asia and Europe such as Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Singapore will use wide-body aircraft.
It has also signed a memorandum of understanding with the Civil Authority of Vietnam on using landing services and security checks at Tan Son Nhat (HCM City), No Bai (Hanoi), Phu Cat (Quy Nhon), Dong Hoi (Quang Binh), Tho Xuan (Thanh Hoa), and Cat Bi (Hai Phong).
|RoK’s budget carrier T’way Air to launch Incheon-Nha Trang route
Budget carrier T’way Air of the Republic of Korea has announce to launch a new air route connecting Incheon, the RoK, with Nha Trang, Vietnam, to meet growing demand for traveling between the two countries.
Its services to Vietnam will be expanded to eight, the largest among the RoK’s low cost carriers, with the addition of the new route to Nha Trang that will be available every day from February 20, said T’way Air.
On its poster on the new route, T’way Air said Nha Trang is a coastal city on the South Central Coast of Vietnam, which is well known for its beautiful beaches.
Nha Trang is also a popular destination of Koreans in Vietnam, along with Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang.