FLC Group orders 24 Airbus aircraft for Bamboo Airways

By Ha Linh - Mar 26, 2018 | 10:43 PM GMT+7

TheLEADERFLC Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus for up to 24 A321neo aircraft for future operation by start-up carrier Bamboo Airways.

FLC Group orders 24 Airbus aircraft for Bamboo Airways

The agreements were signed in Paris today by Trinh Van Quyet, Chairman of FLC Group and Eric Schulz, Chief Commercial Officer, Airbus during the official visit to France of Nguyen Phu Trong, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Airbus stated in a release.

Bamboo Airways is set to begin operations in 2019 with aircraft on lease from third party lessors before taking delivery of the aircraft covered by today’s MOU with Airbus. The carrier will focus on linking international markets to Vietnamese leisure destinations, as well as on selected domestic routes.

"After evaluating carefully the competing products, FLC Group and Bamboo Airways have selected the A321neo as the most efficient option for our new operation,” said Quyet was quoted as saying.

“The A321neo will enable us to combine comfort, efficiency and the right capacity for our planned services, which will primarily serve fast growing leisure markets in Vietnam.”

The A321 is the largest member of the A320 family, seating up to 240 passengers, depending on cabin configuration.

Eric Schulz claims Vietnam is one of the most vibrant economies in South East Asia.

“We are proud to play a key role in helping to develop the air transport system in this fast-growing market,” he said.