Bamboo Airways plans to launch 787-9 service

Jan 17, 2020

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Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways wants to bring its 787s to Europe. The airline announced this week that it plans to launch nonstop service between Hanoi and Prague as of April 2020.

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The airline said that it plans to launch service on the route using one of its new Boeing 787 Dreamliners, as reported by One Mile at a Time.

Business class on Bamboo’s 789. (Photo by Zach Griff/The Points Guy)

“We are working hard to quickly complete procedures, officially bringing Vietnam – Prague direct route into operation by Q2 2020 as expected”, Deputy General Director of Bamboo Airways Bui Quang Dung said in a press release.

Related reading: Your first, exclusive look inside the Bamboo Airways 787 that’ll fly to Europe

Other than news that the airline intends to launch the route, there is very little information about what passengers can expect. For example, we don’t know what the price of tickets will look like or with how many frequencies the airline will operate the route on a weekly basis.

Premium economy on Bamboo's 789. (Photo by Zach Griff/The Points Guy)
Premium economy on Bamboo’s 789. (Photo by Zach Griff/The Points Guy)


By the end of January 2020, the airline expects to have four wide-body aircraft in operation. With that fleet of wide-body aircraft, the airline said that one of its goals is to expand its route network to Europe.

Related reading: What it’s like to fly Vietnam’s newest airline: Bamboo Airways

Bamboo Airways’ 787-9s feature a three-class configuration: business, premium economy and economy. You can get a further look at the inside of the aircraft here. For now, the airline is flying the aircraft — it took delivery of its first in December 2019 — between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

Featured photo by Zach Griff/The Points Guy.

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