Thu, 27 Feb 2020. Last updated Tue, 24 Mar 2020 13:37
According to the International Flight Permit No.417/CHK-VTHK signed on February 4, 2020 of Vietnam Aiviation Administration, Bamboo Airways has been granted permission for direct flight between Hanoi and Prague capital (Czech Republic).
Mr. Truong Phuong Thanh – Deputy General Director of Bamboo Airways said that the airline planned to operate the first flight Hanoi Prague on March 29, 2020, with the frequency of 2 flights/week. The frequency will be increased to serve the actual needs of passengers. Hanoi Prague ticket will be offiical launched in Vietnam from 5 February and abroad from 10 February. The estimated flight time is 11 hours 20 minutes for Hanoi to Prague flight and 10 hours 20 minutes for Prague Hanoi flight. It is significantly shorter than the 14-19 hours at present due to transit in European or Middle Eastern city.
Bamboo will use Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner wide – body aircraft for this route. The aircraft can carry maximum of 294 passengers on the distance up to 17.400km. Known as “5 star hotel in the sky”, it can meet Bamboo Airways’ requirements in international flights. In early January 2020, Bamboo Airways announced its cooperation with AVIAREPS group. Also, it officially introduced and launched an international agent in the Czech Republic. AVIAREPS Group is a leading aviation service solution provider in Europe that has over 25 years of experience and 67 representative offices in 48 countries. In addition, it is representing for more than 250 major partners worldwide.
Previously, in April 2019, in official visit to the Czech Republic of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and senior delegation of Vietnam, Bamboo Airways and Prague International Airport signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the witness of the Prime Ministers of the two countries.
According to the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Vietnam to the Czech Republic Ho Minh Tuan, Bamboo Airway’s direct flight to Prague is expected to connect not only Czech Repulic with Vietnam, but also ASEAN with the EU. “Hanoi – Prague route operated by Bamboo Airways is the only direct route from Czech Republic to ASEAN – a dynamic area with more than 600 million people. Therefore, this route is not only to connect Vietnam and Czech Republic, but also connect Southeat Asia and European Union”, Ambassador Ho Minh Tuan said.
In the context of preparation for the 70 th anniversary of Vietnam- Czech Republic Relations (2/1950 – 2/2020), direct flight from Hanoi to Prague is considered a good news for people of two countries, especiallyVietnamese living and working in Czech.
With a unique strategy and 5-star quality services, Bamboo Airways is expected to contribute to the promotion of tourism and trade cooperation in Europe. The airline aims to cover all of Europe’s famous destinations in 2021 - 2025.
Currently, Bamboo Airways is operating 40 domestic and international flights with a fleet of 28 aircarfs. It has carried more than 3 millions passengers on more than 20.000 flights, reaching 94.1% of average on-time performance rate – leading the entire aviation industry of Vietnam in 2019.
Bamboo Airways fleet is expected to own 30 aircrafts in first quarter of 2020 and 50 aircrafts by the end of the year, including 12 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner wide-body aircraft.