Quy Nhon - Vietnamese startup Bamboo Airways received its first Airbus A321neo out of 22 on order. The aircraft registered VN-A588 (MSN 8195) took off from Hamburg Finkenwerder on December 29 and arrived in Hanoi via Delhi on December 30.
Bamboo Airways leased the Airbus's Next-Gen narrowbody from GECAS. The aircraft was originally intended for the now-bankrupt budget carrier Primera Air. The A321neo has arrived at the Quy Nhon International Airport with the livery of bankrupt Danish carrier and is, therefore, being repainted before entering into service.
Bamboo Airways received its first aircraft on December 20, an Airbus A319-100, just before the airline's commercial debut on December 27 with the first scheduled flight between Hanoi and Quy Nhon.
Vietnam's newly launched low-cost operator has now a fleet that consists of one A319-100 and two A320ceo. Apart from the 21 A321neo more, the airline will also take delivery of 20 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners overtime for its long-haul operations.
The tourism industry of Vietnam is growing very fast. As a result of this rapid growth, Vietnam's aviation industry also grew 17.4% over the last decade. The demand for air travel in the country is expected to increase by 16% by 2020.