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Bamboo Airways allowed to launch direct flights to UK from May

Bamboo Airways has received slots allocated at Heathrow Airport in London to fly six times a week from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City starting in May by the Airports Council of the UK, a representative of the carrier has announced.

Wide-body aircraft Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will be used on the route (Photo: VNA)

Wide-body aircraft Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will be used on the route.

Through one of the busiest airports in the world, Bamboo Airway’s international flight network will be increased, helping the carrier better meet travel demand of international passengers.

It is also to promote Vietnamese tourism’s brand to the European market, bolster trade activities as well as investment between Vietnam and the UK.

The carrier previously planned direct routes to London (the UK) and Frankfurt (Germany) in the first quarter this year, which were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, it successfully conducted a Hanoi-London direct flight to bring Vietnamese citizens home.

Trinh Van Quyet, Chairman of Bamboo Airways, recently expressed his hope that the Government will re-open international commercial air routes in a cautious manner from late second quarter or early third quarter, as the pandemic is kept under control nationwide.

He predicted that vaccinations across the globe will create a breakthrough in the aviation sector at year’s end and Bamboo Airways will expand its fleet to 40 from 29 in the year./.

CPV (Source: VNA)

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