LONDON – Vietnamese-based carrier Bamboo Airways is opening up its international footprint with more routes to popular global destinations.
Big Focus on Frankfurt
The first new route will be to Frankfurt am Main International Airport from Hanoi from February 25 on a twice per week basis using its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
It is also understood that after the launch of the Frankfurt route, another service to that airport will be launched but from Ho Chi Minh, offering the perspective of pure German focus from Bamboo.
Commenting on this particular route was Bamboo’s Dang Tat Thang:
“Starting with a route connecting Vietnam with Germany’s largest airport Frankfurt, we expect to quickly expand our flight network to many economic centers of Germany, providing opportunities to access and experience new international destinations”.
Other International Plans
The airline is also looking to expand into Japan, Australia, and the United Kingdom, with reservations already booked by the carrier.
First off, the airline will operate its Airbus A321neo to Tokyo from Hanoi, which began around two days ago. By February 10, it is understood frequencies will increase to twice weekly.
Then, from February 19, Bamboo will launch a twice-weekly service from Ho Chi Minh to Melbourne using it’s 787-9 again.
Finally, from March 22, the airline will operate services to London Heathrow from Hanoi, with initial reservation systems stating it will operate on a twice-weekly basis.
Taking on Vietnam Airlines
It appears that a lot of the international and competitive footprint is going to match Bamboo up with Vietnam Airlines.
Bamboo will compete with Vietnam on the Heathrow, Melbourne, Frankfurt, and Tokyo routes, which considering it is a leisure carrier, could provide a good price-war with its legacy competitor.
The new entrant to the market, which only launched services in January 2019, will be taking on other international carriers such as Jetstar, VietJet, and others.
It will of course be interesting to see how this carrier fares and what sort of dent it can make in this market.