Bamboo Airways Reveals Flights To Australia

Bamboo Airways — the Vietnamese airline — is expecting to launch a direct service from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Melbourne, Australia on Apr. 1. The brand-new route is subject to regulatory approval. The direct service will be operated by Boeing 787-9, and the flight time will be eight…

Vietnam Airlines vs. Bamboo Airways: The Quest to Launch Direct…

Vietnamese flag carrier Vietnam Airlines and newer local competitor Bamboo Airways are scrambling to finish processes to get permission from U.S. agencies to begin running scheduled direct flights to the U.S. On Saturday, Vietnam Airlines filed permanent commercial flights from Ho Chi Minh City to San Francisco, paving the way…

Vietnam Airlines Looks to Expand with Cargo Fleet, Retires ATR-42s

In its annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday, Vietnam Airlines revealed its plans to sell and retire its sub-fleet of ATR-42 aircraft, in addition to its ambitions on establishing a cargo carrier.  The flag carrier of Vietnam announced its plans to establish a cargo carrier amid a recent surge of Covid-19…

Bamboo Airways Files Intentions to Fly to San Francisco and…

In a recent U.S. Department of Transportation filing, Bamboo Airways announced its intentions to fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Los Angeles and San Francisco beginning in the third quarter of 2021 amid earlier reports of the airline's plans to launch flights to San Francisco. In April, AirlineGeeks reported…

Bamboo Airways Eyes Flights to U.S.

Amid reports of Vietnam Airlines' plans to launch flights to the United States, Bamboo Airways Chairman Trinh Van Quyet expressed his interest in routes to the U.S., according to Reuters. The news stems from the Vietnamese carrier's plans to launch an initial public offering in the U.S., raising up to…

Vietnam Airlines Plans Launch of Flights to the U.S.

On Wednesday, Vietnam Airlines' Board of Directors approved a plan to initiate direct services to the United States. Under the plan, the Vietnamese-flag carrier will commence flights in two phases. Launching Flights to the United States Firstly, Vietnam Airlines will apply to the United States Department of Transportation for further…

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…

Long Thanh International Airport to Break Ground Next Week

The aviation industry in Vietnam is growing fast. With new startups in Vietnam like Vietravel Airlines, Bamboo Airlines, and VietJet Airlines emerging, airports in Vietnam can handle limited passengers. For example, Ho Chi Minh City's main airport, Tan Son Nhat International Airport, is designed to handle 25 million passengers. However,…

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…