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Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways secures slots for direct flights to UK

Thursday, April 01, 2021, 09:10 GMT+7
Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways secures slots for direct flights to UK
A Bamboo Airways airplane is parked at an airport in Vietnam. Photo: Cong Trung / Tuoi Tre

Vietnamese hybrid airline Bamboo Airways has been granted take-off and landing slots to operate non-stop flights to Heathrow Airport in the UK from May, according to the carrier’s announcement on Tuesday.

Bamboo Airways will operate a total of six flights per week, including three on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays from the London-based airport to Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, and three on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays to Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport.

Flights are expected to land at 3:30 pm and depart at 5:40 pm at Terminal 2 of Heathrow Airport.

Bamboo Airways is set to run the direct flights using a modern wide-body Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

Its announcement noted that the airline is making preparations for the flight operation from this May given favorable market conditions and the government approval.

Bamboo Airways added that the resumption of other international routes has also been ready, with flights to South Korea, Taiwan, and Japan to operate starting the second quarter of this year.

At the same time, the carrier is working on the opening of its new direct flights to Tokyo, Melbourne, Sydney, Singapore, Thailand, and China.

Bamboo Airways has been granted a Foreign Air Carrier Permit from the U.S. Department of Transportation, therefore allowing it to run direct flights between Vietnam and the U.S. from the fourth quarter of this year.

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