From 22/3, Bamboo Airways will operate a direct commercial route between Vietnam and the UK

, From 22/3, Bamboo Airways will operate a direct commercial route between Vietnam and the UK

Bamboo Airways will continue to operate regular commercial flights from Hanoi to London with a frequency of 2 flights per week, with a preferential price from only VND 2,319,000.

Scaling up flight network to Europe

At 11 a.m. on March 22, the direct flight number QH23, from Hanoi to London, took off at Noi Bai international airport, officially inaugurating a regular direct commercial flight between Vietnam and the UK. of Bamboo Airways

Flights pick up and drop off passengers at Heathrow airport, contributing to connecting both key airports of Vietnam with the UK’s largest international airport and one of the top 10 airports in the world.

Bamboo Airways’ direct Vietnam-UK route is operated on a modern wide-body Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, which integrates many attractive utilities and services, suitable for the long-distance travel needs of passengers. At the same time, with a direct flight time of just over 12 hours, Bamboo Airways flights will save passengers nearly 7 hours compared to transit flights.

Bamboo Airways inaugurated a direct commercial flight between Vietnam and the UK from March 22

Bamboo Airways inaugurated a direct commercial flight between Vietnam and the UK from March 22

Initially, Bamboo Airways will operate a regular direct route from Hanoi to London with a frequency of 2 flights/week, and then gradually increase the frequency according to market demand.

Bamboo Airways General Director Dang Tat Thang said: “As the first private airline in Vietnam to operate a direct route between Vietnam and the UK, we believe that Bamboo Airways’ flights will bring passengers the best flight service. 5-star international standard orientation, imbued with Vietnamese imprints. At the same time, affirming Bamboo Airways’ ability to meet and maintain the highest aviation standards, contributing to bringing Vietnamese aviation to the top position. new competition in the international market.”

Along with that, London is also one of the major financial and cultural centers of the world. “Bamboo Airways hopes that the direct flight from Hanoi to London will further increase the connection between the two countries, bringing Vietnam closer to the UK and vice versa,” said Dang Tat Thang.

Talking about this event, Heathrow International Airport Commercial Director, Mr. Ross Baker said that in the context of a strong recovery in tourism demand, Heathrow Airport is very pleased that Bamboo Airways quickly stepped up its operations. flights connecting to London.

“We hope that the regular commercial non-stop flights that Bamboo Airways deploys from the UK’s central airport to Vietnam will help British businesses increase their access to the Vietnamese market, which is very potential and brings great value for money. offers passengers more opportunities to experience attractive destinations in this country,” said Heathrow International Airport Commercial Director.

Bamboo Airways opens a direct commercial route between Vietnam and the UK from March 22 - Photo 2.Bamboo Airways opens a direct commercial route between Vietnam and the UK from March 22 - Photo 2.

Bamboo Airways crew prepares before the flight

Besides, on the occasion of the opening of this new international route, Bamboo Airways has opened direct sale tickets with prices from only 2,319,000 VND/way (excluding taxes and fees). This is an unprecedented preferential price for direct international transcontinental flights, applied by Bamboo Airways with the desire to show gratitude to customers who have trusted in choosing to take off with Bamboo Airways.

Potential market

The UK is one of the leading strategic partners of Vietnam in Europe and the world. Along with comprehensive, extensive and good development steps in recent years, the strategic partnership between Vietnam and the UK is increasingly being tightened, especially after the Free Trade Agreement between Vietnam and the UK. , the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UKVFTA) was officially signed in December 2020.

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According to statistics of the General Department of Customs, the bilateral turnover of Vietnam – UK in 2021 will reach USD 6.61 billion; in which Vietnam’s exports to the UK increased by 16.4% and the UK’s exports to Vietnam increased by 24%.

On the other hand, there are currently more than 100,000 overseas Vietnamese studying and living in the UK and the trend is increasing. At the same time, Vietnam is also one of the destinations attracting European tourists in general, and the UK in particular.

According to statistics of the National Administration of Tourism, in 2019 alone, the number of visitors from the UK to Vietnam reached more than 315,000, up 105% over the same period last year. The UK is also the country with the second highest number of tourists to Vietnam in Europe. Demand for trade, tourism, visiting relatives… between Vietnam and the UK is very potential.

Bamboo Airways opens a direct commercial route between Vietnam and the UK from March 22 - Photo 3.Bamboo Airways opens a direct commercial route between Vietnam and the UK from March 22 - Photo 3.
Bamboo Airways opens a direct commercial route between Vietnam and the UK from March 22 - Photo 4.Bamboo Airways opens a direct commercial route between Vietnam and the UK from March 22 - Photo 4.

Bamboo Airways’ direct Vietnam – UK route is operated on a modern wide-body aircraft Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

It can be seen that the regular direct flights connecting Vietnam and the UK through Heathrow airport not only directly serve the air travel needs of the people of the two countries, opening up opportunities to access services. Bamboo Airways’ international 5-star oriented aviation service for a large number of international passengers. but also contribute to further promoting the good cooperation relationship between Vietnam and the UK in all fields in the new period.

On the other hand, the establishment of a regular direct route to Heathrow allows Bamboo Airways to continue extending the bridge connecting with Europe, opening up opportunities to increase flights between Vietnam and a large, developed economic region. leading in the world including: UK, Germany, France, Belgium, Netherlands…; at the same time, connecting Europe with countries in Asia through the transit point of Vietnam.

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This is also the next regular direct flight to Europe that Bamboo Airways operates in 2022, continuing to promote its plan to expand its flight network to many countries on this continent in the near future. Before that, Bamboo Airways had just put into operation a regular direct flight connecting Vietnam – Germany.

Up to now, Vietnam has officially opened to international tourism since March 15. With these favorable conditions, Bamboo Airways has actively prepared optimal operation plans, ready to expand the scale of its international flight network to 40 routes in 2022.

In addition to the goal of exploiting routes to new destinations in Europe, Bamboo Airways also strives to find synchronous investment, towards sustainable development in the future.

After the success of “Investment Promotion Week in Vietnam” in Germany, FLC Group and Bamboo Airways in collaboration with the Vietnamese Embassy will organize “Vietnam Week in the UK” at London (UK) from March 28 to April 3, 2022.

This series of activities in the UK this time is not only an opportunity for Bamboo Airways, but also opens up opportunities to attract investment in Vietnam, contributing to promoting the image of Vietnam in the context that tourism activities have opened. welcoming international guests, thereby promoting the process of economic recovery and development in the new period.

Source: CafeF

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