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Bamboo Airways to Launch Weekly Nonstop Service Between Hanoi and London Gatwick

From October 29, 2022, Bamboo Airways will launch weekly service on Saturdays between Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, Vietnam to London Gatwick. The route will be operated with a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

Bamboo AirwaysBamboo Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner - Courtesy Bamboo Airways

On Thursday (July 7, 2022), Bamboo Airways announced the launch of new once weekly nonstop service on Saturdays between Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, Vietnam to London Gatwick. The route will be operated with a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with fares from only £307. Tickets are now bookable via Bamboo Airways’ online channels, ticket offices and travel agencies. Additionally, the carrier is now finalizing procedures to soon commence a second regular nonstop flight to London Gatwick from Ho Chi Minh City. The new Hanoi – Gatwick route follows the launch of routes to Frankfurt and London Heathrow earlier this year. By the end of 2022, Bamboo Airways plans on offering an expansive network with 40 international routes, including service to many European gateway airports.

In Thursday’s announcment, Bamboo Airways’ Deputy Chief Commercial Officer, Hoang Ngoc Thach, said,

“The nonstop Hanoi – Gatwick route is Bamboo Airways’ next effort in serving UK market in particular and Europe in general. We hope the sense of hospitality and international 5-star oriented services bearing Vietnam footprint of Bamboo Airways will win European passengers’ hearts as well as Vietnamese diaspora in the UK.”

Also commenting on the new service, Gatwick Airport’s Chief Commercial Officer, Jonathan Pollard, added,

“The arrival of Bamboo Airways at Gatwick provides a very welcome addition to our operation. In the past 10 months, we have been able to significantly grow our connections across North America, so to also be able to continue to expand our routes across Asia is fantastic news for both leisure travelers and business passengers throughout London and the South-East.

“Vietnam is a wonderful country, offering a wealth of beautiful sights including stunning beaches, national parks, temples and vibrant streets and night markets, so we are delighted Gatwick passengers can now connect to its capital city and beyond so easily, via Bamboo’s excellent network.”

Bamboo Airways to Launch New Service Between Hanoi and London Gatwick From October 29, 2022 - Courtesy Bamboo Airways

Bamboo Airways was established in 2017 as the first private Vietnamese airline dedicated to providing 5-star services with a focus on hospitality, and the goal of connecting high-potential holiday destinations in Vietnam to the world. For 2022, the carrier plans on operating 40 international routes, including service to destinations in the US, UK, Australia and more, in addition to domestic flights in Vietnam. For the first five months of 2022, Bamboo Airways delivered on-time performance of 97 percent and a guest satisfaction ration of 4.5 out of 5. The carrier also recently won the ‘Best Cabin Crew in Asia’ and ‘Most Improved Airline in Asia’ awards at the PAX 2022 ceremony in Hamburg, Germany.

Source: Bamboo Airways