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A Bamboo Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner at Charleston International Airport, before its delivery. (Photo: Bamboo Airways)

Bamboo Airways to Operate First US Flights via San Francisco

Vietnam-based Bamboo Airways will operate its first flight to the U.S. in late July or early August, according to a statement provided by the airline. Its first flight is a charter from Hanoi to San Francisco, arriving at the airport at 8:20 p.m. The Vietnamese low-cost carrier will depart San Francisco the following day at 2:20 p.m, with a nonstop flight returning to Hanoi. The exact date has not yet been set. Bamboo Airways will utilize the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner…

Vietravel Airlines Commences Commercial Operations

According to a 2020 report by the Airports Council International, Vietnam is one of the fastest-growing aviation sectors worldwide. Vietnam's aviation industry has seen many new entrants in recent years, including notable upstart Bamboo Airways.  The nation, however, got a new player on Monday, as Vietravel Airlines commenced commercial operations…

UPS Airlines Announces First Flights to Vietnam

Earlier this week, UPS Airlines announced its first-ever flights to Vietnam. The first flight, UPS flight number 146, arrived on September 15, 2020 at Ho Chi Minh City’s Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport and was operated with one of the shipping giant’s Boeing 767-34AF freighters. UPS Airlines' new route to…

Proposed Vietnamese Airline Scrapped Months Before Launch

Vinpearl Air, a proposed Vietnamese airline set to launch in summer 2020, is being scrapped. Its would-be owner, Vingroup JSC, plans instead to focus on technology and manufacturing businesses, including developing electric vehicles (EVs). Plans for Vinpearl Air were announced last year. In Aug. 2019, Vingroup said the carrier had…