Vietnamese Bamboo Airways to order 20 Boeing 787-9

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The Vietnamese start-up airline Bamboo Airways has placed an order for 20 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.

Boeing and Bamboo Airways announced the order commitment worth around $5.6 billion US Dollars in Washington on Monday.

Delivery of the 20 Dreamliners is scheduled to start in April 2020.

Additionally, Bamboo Airways signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 24 Airbus A321neo, with options for another 24 aircraft of the same type, earlier this year. The start-up airline aims to start operations until early 2019, first with domestic flights out of Hanoi and later expand into East Asian markets. Vietnamese construction company FLC Group owns 100% of Bamboo Airways.

“We are excited to introduce these new 787 Dreamliners into our fleet as we prepare to launch long-haul operations to international markets.”
-Mr. Trinh Van Quyet, Chairman of FLC Group
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