On Thursday, Bamboo Airways launched inaugural service between Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City and Dien Bien. Flight QH1692 touched down at Dien Bien Phu Airport at 10:10 in the morning, marking the start of the new route.
On Thursday (October 14, 2021), Bamboo Airways announced the launch of inaugural service between Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City and Dien Bien, with the inaugural flight, QH1692, touching down at Dien Bien Phu Airport at 10:10. The approximately one hour flight provides convenient connectivity, compared to 9-12 hours by road. The flight also marked the first time in history that an Embraer E190 landed at the airport. Bamboo Airways will initially offer three weekly return flights on the route, but will increase service this December during the Tet holiday season. Thursday’s flight was also the first flight offering Business Class services for passengers traveling to Dien Bien, with benefits including Business Lounge Access, a spacious private cabin, diverse cuisine, specialized attendant services, as well as priority check-in and boarding.
At Thursday’s inaugural flight ceremony, Bamboo Airways’ CEO, Dang Tat Thang, said,
“We expect this jet route to Dien Bien will meet the travel needs of locals and tourists; thus, attracting investment, promoting inter-regional exchanges between Dien Bien and tourist, economic, cultural, and social centers of the country, and gradually transforming Dien Bien into a vital transport hub.”
Also commenting on Bamboo’s E190 network expansion, Embraer’s Vice President of Commercial Aviation – Asia Pacific, Raul Villaron, added,
“We congratulate Bamboo Airways as they continue to launch domestic routes with the added comfort of a jet. Bamboo Airways is utilizing the best of the E190’s short-field performance, economics, and fuel efficiency to their advantage and we are with them on this journey.”
Bamboo Airways was established in 2017 and serves over 60 domestic and international routes. The carrier is the first private Vietnamese airline dedicated to providing 5-star services with a focus on hospitality. The airline aims to connect high-potential holiday destinations in Vietnam to the world. Bamboo Airways has transported 5 million passengers with an on-time performance of 96%, higher than any other carrier in Vietnam.
Source: Bamboo Airways