Bamboo Airways granted aviation business licence after long time wait

The Ministry of Transport yesterday officially granted aviation business licence to Bamboo Airways Airline of FLC Group.


Bamboo Airways granted aviation business licence after long time wait

The license was granted to the airline after the government’s annual meeting on November 8 upon the permission of Bamboo Airways presided by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc with the participation of related agencies such as Transport, Defense, Science and Technology, Planning and Investment, Construction, Natural Resources and Environment, Finance, Information and Communications, and the Vietnam State Bank.
The Prime Minister gave the green light to the grant of business licence to Bamboo Airways after considering the Ministry of Transport’s petition and other agencies.
Before, the Ministry of Transport sent its document to the Prime Minister upon granting the aviation business license to Bamboo Airways after it had assessed the airline’s project and business strategies. Bamboo Airway’s flights will connect tourist destinations in the country such as big cities Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh and Asian countries.
The Ministry said that the airline’s launch of more flight routes would offer customers more choices.
In addition to finishing the legal document, Bamboo Airways has made good preparation including employees. Its 1,200 square meter office is located in Vo Chi Cong Street in Hanoi and southern office in Tan Son Nhat Airport.
Its first planes, Airbus’s A319, A320, will be transported to Vietnam then. Bamboo Airways is planning to use 20 planes this year and will add further 30 planes next year. It has signed the contract of US$8.8 billion to buy aircrafts from Airbus and Boeing.
100 routes are scheduled to launch by Bamboo Airways.

By HUYEN THU - Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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