All you need to know about the latest airline in Vietnam
Bamboo Airways, Vietnam’s fifth airline, aims at being a hybrid carrier that combines full-service and budget models. The airline maintains its top position when it comes to punctuality and professionalism.
Year founded: 2017
Logo: Bamboo which represents the resilience of Vietnamese people
Fleet: Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, Airbus A321NEO
Alliance: Bamboo Airways intends to join Oneworld or Star Alliance by 2021.
From its humble beginning with domestic flights, Bamboo Airways’ network now stretches to several international destinations.
Bamboo Airways opens international flight routes to Prague (Bamboo Plus & Bamboo Business classes only), Northeast Asian region such as Korea and Taiwan. By 2021, the airline is expected to fly to Europe and the US.
When it comes to domestic routes, Bamboo Airways exploits a variety of flights to multiple provinces and cities in Vietnam including Buon Ma Thuot, Can Tho, Chu Lai, Dalat, Danang, Dong Hoi, Hai Phong, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Hue, Nha Trang, Phu Quoc, Pleiku, Thanh Hoa, Tuy Hoa, Van Don, Vinh.
Bamboo Airways flight classes comprise Bamboo Eco, Bamboo Plus, and Bamboo Business that are categorized according to different policies on fares, baggage service, seat assignment, rebook, name change, refund, and children.
Bamboo Eco and Bamboo Plus ticket classes are allowed to carry one item of up to 7kg while it is two items of up to 14kg (7kg each) for Bamboo Business ticket class free of charge. Personal items that can be carried are handbag, baby lag, food bag, laptop, and foldable stroller.
Bamboo Plus ticket class is allowed to carry one piece of checked baggage 20kg max and Bamboo Business ticket class can carry one piece of checked baggage up to 30kg free of charge.
Extra luggage is charged differently between international flight routes and fixedly within domestic routes.
Meals on board
Meals are served with fees. Mineral water bottles and cold towels are often free
With the cooperation of Touch Aero and Airfi Aero, the airline offers an extensive on-board entertainment system where guests can have access to more than 100 movies, video games, and TV series. Possible personal devices that can connect to Bamboo Airways’ entertainment library are laptops, tablets, and smartphones.