Founded in 2017, Bamboo Airways is a Vietnamese airline that was created by a construction company, FLC Group. Bamboo Airways' first service took place on 29th December 2018. The airline flies from its hub airport at Quy Nhon's Phu Cat Airport to a number of domestic destinations within Vietnam. Bamboo's route network currently focused on destinations that the FLC group has invested in has long-term plans to operate over 30 routes connecting all major cities and popular tourist destinations in Vietnam.
In 2021, Bamboo Airways hopes to further expand its international route network to operate direct flights to the US and Europe.
As of 2021, Bamboo Airways flies to a number of domestic destinations within Vietnam, including Đồng Hới, Ha Long, Hanoi, Hai Phong, Ho Chi Minh City, and Nha Trang.
|Buon Ma Thuot||Buon Ma Thuot Airport||BMV|
|Can Tho||Can Tho International Airport||VCA|
|Con Dao||Con Dao Airport||VCS|
|Da Lat||Lien Khuong Airport||DLI|
|Da Nang||Da Nang International Airport||DAD|
|Đồng Hới||Dong Hoi Airport||VDH|
|Ha Long||Van Don International Airport||VDO|
|Hanoi||Noi Bai International Airport||HAN|
|Hai Phong||Cat Bi International Airport||HPH|
|Ho Chi Minh City||Tan Son Nhat International Airport||SGN|
|Nha Trang||Cam Ranh International Airport||CXR|
|Phu Quoc||Phu Quoc International Airport||PQC|
|Quy Nhơn||Phu Cat Airport||UIH|
|Thanh Hóa||Tho Xuan Airport||THD|
|Vinh||Vinh International Airport||VII|
Bamboo Airways currently operates international flights to destinations whith Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan.
|Japan||Osaka||Kansai International Airport|
|Japan||Tokyo||Narita International Airport|
|South Korea||Jeju||Jeju International Airport|
|South Korea||Seoul||Incheon International Airport|
|Taiwan||Kaohsiung||Kaohsiung International Airport|
|Taiwan||Taipei||Taoyuan International Airport|
The airline can also operate private charter flights to the following destinations: Macau (Macau International Airport); Fukushima (Fukushima Airport) and Omitama (Ibaraki Airport) in Japan; and Taiwan (Tainan Airport).
Baggage allowance for different fare type varies, details are as follow:
Bamboo Economy: No matter your Economy ticket fare, the complimentary cabin baggage allowance is 7k + one personal item.
Bamboo Premium: No matter your Economy ticket fare, the complimentary cabin baggage allowance is 7k + one personal item.
Bamboo Premium: For all Business passengers, the complimentary cabin baggage allowance is 2 x 7k + one personal item.
All carry-on baggage must fit in the overhead locker or under the seat with a maximum dimension of 56cm x 36cm x 23cm (22" x 14" x 9"). Examples of personal item are a laptop, a handbag, a camera and a purse. Personal item must not exceed 40cm x 30cm x 10cm (15" x 11" x 4"). No prohibited items are allowed onboard including any fluid exceeding 100ml.
Please note that the following information only applies to domestic flights. On international flights, your checked baggage allowance may be greater, but this will depend on the route being operated and will be confirmed during the booking process.
Economy Saver Max: None
Economy Saver: 15 kg
Economy Smart: 20 kg
Economy Flex: 20 kg
Bamboo Premium: 30 kg
Bamboo Business: 40 kg
Passengers are also entitled to check one golf set that doesn't weigh over 23kg. Any passenger wishing to buy excess baggage can do so during the Alternative Airlines' booking process. Any checked baggage exceeding 32kg or larger than 203cm in the sum of three dimensions will not be accepted.
Online check-in opens 24 hours before and one hour before the established departure time and can be done via the airline website. Passengers must prepare the ticket details and travel document details in order to proceed with check-in. Once the boarding pass is obtained, passengers travelling without checked baggage can report directly to security at the airport.
Passengers need assistance at the airport, travelling with infants or have a booking with more than nine passengers must check-in at the airport.
At Alternative Airlines, we recommend passengers to arrive two hours before the scheduled departure time. Proceed to the designated check-in area when arriving at the airport. The location of the check-in area should be clearly marked at the airport and shown on the departure information board.
In the Economy Class passengers are offered a light meal, snacks and hot and cold beverages. In-flight magazines are also offered, "Bamboo Inspiration" and "FLC Spotlight" are quality magazines designed to keep passengers entertained.
Economy Class offers comfortable seats reclining at your desired comfort along with adjustable armrests.
Premium passengers are offered a light meal, snacks and hot and cold beverages. In-flight magazines are also offered, "Bamboo Inspiration" and "FLC Spotlight" are quality magazines designed to keep passengers entertained. The onboard experience will be similar to Economy, with the addition of extra baggage allowance and priority boarding.
Premium Class offers comfortable seats reclining at your desired comfort along with adjustable armrests. Premium Flex passengers can pre-book their seats for free.
Business Class passengers can enjoy an executive meal as well as hot and cold beverages to their likings. In-flight entertainment is also offered. Prior to boarding Business Class passengers are offered a lounge service as well as priority check-in before your flight.
With Bamboo Business Class you can enjoy comfort at another level, more legroom, reclining seat. You are also given a blanket and a small pillow.
Bamboo Sky is an on-board entertainment system, enabling passengers to use their personal devices (laptops, tablets, smartphones) to connect directly to Bamboo Airways’s entertainment library. Passengers can enjoy more than 100 exciting movies, TV series or video games and to listen to their favourite music during the flight.
Please be aware that his service is subject to international routes only, and not currently available on domestic routes.
Bamboo Club is the airline's loyalty program. Bamboo Club has four rewarding membership tiers: Emerald, Gold, Diamond and First. Each tier has been designed to enable loyal passengers to unlock exclusive benefits on services offered by Bamboo Airways. It is free to register. Ensure you select 'Bamboo Club' as your chosen loyalty program during the booking process to ensure you collect your points.
Onboard WiFi is not currently available, although, on international routes, passengers can use their digital devices to connect to Bamboo Airways’s entertainment library.
As of 2021, the airline has an extensive fleet, including: Airbus A319ceo, Airbus A320ceo/neo, Airbus A321ceo/neo, Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, and Embraer E195.
Phù Cát Airport is an airport in Qui Nhon and is the hub airport for Bamboo Airways. The airport is used for domestic services by airlines such as Jetstar Pacific, VietJetAir and Vietnam Airlines and for domestic and international services for Bamboo Airways. Phu Cat Airport is also used by the Vietnam Air Force.
The airport was built in 1967 to be used during the Vietnam war. In 2003, a small passenger terminal with two airport gates and six check-in counters was built and commercial flights launched the following year. In 2017, the terminal at Phù Cát Airport went under renovation and the new terminal was finished in 2018, doubling is passenger capacity from 1.5 million to 2.4 million passengers per year.
22nd February 2019
Just one month after its launch, Bamboo Airways has announced its plans to start operating flights to the US. The Vietnamese hybrid carrier launched services in Vietnam in January 2019 and has already put in an order for over 40 new Boeing and Airbus aircraft that it plans to use for international services within the next two years.
Bamboo Airways has not given an official date or time-frame on when services to the US will begin. However, it did reveal that it plans to be flying to both North America and Europe by 2021. The airline stated that when it does fly to the US, it would like to focus on San Francisco as a primary airport, while also declaring an interest in services to Las Vegas and Denver.
For Bamboo Airways, this is the first step in its long-term goal to fly to over 100 destinations in the world.