Bamboo Airways expands its Airbus A321neo order

Hanoi - Vietnamese startup Bamboo Airways has increased the number of its Airbus A321neos on order to 50 copies.

The new airline of Vietnam pursuits an ambitious growth plan since its foundation in 2017. The carrier has signed a firm order agreement with Airbus for 50 Airbus A321neo, which also covers the memorandum of understanding signed last March for 24 aircraft of the same type.

Airbus will deliver the first aircraft to the airline in 2022.

Bamboo Airways began its operations this year in January on domestic routes with one Airbus A319-100 and five A320-200. The same month, the company announced a deal with Boeing to buy ten Boeing 787 during the visit of the U.S. president Donald Trump to the country.

With the arrival of its new Dreamliners, Bamboo Airways plans to launch long-haul routes to North America and Europe later this year or early next year.

Last month, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration removed restrictions preventing the Vietnamese airlines to fly to the United States.