Hanoi -Vietnam’s new airline Bamboo Airways plans to place orders for 25 aircraft, including both single-aisle and widebody jets from Boeing.
Bamboo Airways began its operations on January 16 this year. The current fleet of the airline consists of one Airbus A319-100, four Airbus A320-200, and one Airbus A321neo mainly used in domestic lines.
But the country’s newest carrier plans to add new long-haul routes to its network for destinations in the U.S. and Europe. To this end, the carrier will finalize an order commitment of $3 billion today for ten Boeing 787-9. But it shouldn't be enough for the growth plans of the company.
The upcoming deal for new single-aisle and Widebody jets with Boeing would bring the numbers of aircraft in 55 in the airline's Boeing fleet.
After the permission from the U.S. authorities for flights of Vietnamese carriers to the destinations in the United States, Bamboo Airways revealed its plans to fly to Seattle, Los Angeles, and San Francisco later this year.
FLC Group, the parent company of the Bamboo Airways, has also ordered 24 Airbus A321neo aircraft that worth $3.2 billion at list price.