Quy Nhon - The new Vietnamese low-cost airline operator Bamboo Airways signed for three Airbus A320neo with the leasing company CDB Aviation.

On October 29, Bamboo Airways announced that it has signed for three Airbus A320neo with CDB Aviation. Based at Qui Nhon-Phu Cat Airport, Vietnam's new airline will start its operations by the end of the year.

The re-engineered single-aisles of Airbus are expected to be delivered in the second half of 2019. Bamboo Airways plans to use the new planes to connect cities in Vietnam to the popular destinations in Asia-Pacific region.

Bamboo Airways took attention of the civil aviation industry when the parent company FLC Group, one of Vietnam's largest conglomerates, signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus in March for the acquisition of 24 A321neo.

Since then, the company has also added to its fleet plans a purchase commitment for twenty Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in June.

The Vietnamese company had announced the launch of operations as of October 10 with leased aircraft. But the deadline exceeded due to lack of necessary licenses by the authorities.

Bamboo Airways will become the fifth largest airline in the country after Vietnam Airlines, VASCO and the other low-cost operators Jetstar Pacific and VietJet Air.