Bamboo Airways adds two more aircraft.
Bamboo Airways officially welcomed two Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft from its partner GE Capital Aviation Service (GECAS) in Singapore on October 24.
The aircraft will be put into operation in November this year.
The delivery is part of a long-term cooperation agreement between Boeing, GECAS and Bamboo Airways. Bamboo Airways plans to add more aircraft Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to its fleet in 2020.
Along with wide-body planes, GECAS will continue to provide Bamboo Airways with two more Airbus A321neo, which are manufactured in Hamburg, Germany.
Dang Tat Thang, Standing Vice Chairman of Bamboo Airways, said the delivery of the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to his firm is an important milestone in its plan to expand its fleet, serving the goal of expanding the network of air routes, especially international routes.
The new aircraft play a key role in bringing Bamboo Airways closer to the goal of providing 5-star service on all flights, Thang said.
Bamboo Airways signed an agreement to purchase 30 wide-body aircraft Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner worth 5.6 billion USD. By the end of 2019, the airline’s fleet will reach 30 aircraft, and is expected to grow to 100 by 2024.
Bamboo Aiways currently operates 28 domestic and international routes, and is hoped to provide service on 37-40 routes by the end of 2019, including regular international routes to the Republic of Korea, Taiwan (China) and other countries in Southeast Asia.
So far, the airline has conducted more than 14,000 safe flights with an average occupancy rate of 90 percent, and the on-time rate of 93.9 percent./.