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About Bamboo Airways

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 (UIH) to several domestic destinations within Vietnam. Bamboo Airlines route network is currently focused on destinations that the FLC group has invested in and has long-term plans to operate over 30 routes connecting all major cities and popular tourist destinations in Vietnam. Bamboo Airlines received its air operator certificate on 9 July 2018 and additionally received its certification from Vietnam's Civil Aviation Authority.

The airlines started operating flights in January 2019, with a leased Airbus A320 linking Ho Chi Minh City with Hanoi. It currently flies to over 20 domestic destinations within Vietnam and over 10 international destinations to the US, Japan, Macau, South Korea, and Taiwan. Overall, the Bamboo Airways fleet consists of 29 aircraft ranging from Boeing, Airbus and Embraer.

In November 2021, Bamboo Airways hopes to further expand its international route network to operate direct flights to the US and Europe. Bamboo Airlines plans to start operating flights to London Gatwick by the end of October 2022.

Looking for flights within Vietnam? Bamboo Airways operates private charter and scheduled passenger flights to destinations in Vietnam.


Domestic Destinations

As of May 2022, 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.

If you're looking to fly within Vietnam, our guide to domestic flights within Vietnam offers lots of helpful information, including an airline guide and FAQs.

Buon Ma Thuot Buon Ma Thuot Airport BMV
Can Tho Can Tho International Airport VCA
Chu Lai Chu Lai Airport VCL
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
Phu Bai Phu Bai International Airport HUI
Nha Trang Cam Ranh International Airport CXR
Phu Quoc Phu Quoc International Airport PQC
Pleiku Pleiku Airport PXU
Quy Nhơn Phu Cat Airport UIH
Rach Gia Rach Gia Airport VKG
Thanh Hóa Tho Xuan Airport THD
Tuy Hoa Tuy Hoa Airport TBB
Vinh Vinh International Airport VII

International Destinations

Bamboo Airlines currently operates international flights to destinations within Japan, South Korea, Macau Taiwan and more.

Japan Osaka Kansai International Airport
Japan Tokyo Narita International Airport
Japan Ibaraki Ibaraki Airport
Japan Fukushima Fukushima Airport
South Korea Jeju Jeju International Airport
South Korea Seoul Incheon International Airport
Taiwan Kaohsiung Kaohsiung International Airport
Taiwan Taipei Taoyuan International Airport
Taiwan Tainan Tainan Airport
Macau Macau Macau International Airport
Australia Melbourne Melbourne Airport
Australia Sydney Sydney Airport
Germany Frankfurt Frankfurt Airport
Macau Macau Macau International Airport
Singapore Singapore Changi Airport
United Kingdom London Heathrow Airport
United States Los Angeles Los Angeles International Airport
United States San Franciso San Franciso 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

Baggage allowance for different fare type varies, details are as follow:

Carry-On Baggage

Bamboo Economy: No matter your Economy ticket fare, the complimentary cabin baggage allowance is 7kg/15lbs + one personal item.

Bamboo Premium: No matter your Economy ticket fare, the complimentary cabin baggage allowance is 7kg/15lbs + one personal item.

Bamboo Premium: For all Business passengers, the complimentary cabin baggage allowance is 2 x 7kg/lbs + 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 items 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.

Checked Baggage

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 / 33 lbs

Economy Smart: 20 kg / 44 lbs

Economy Flex: 20 kg / 44 lbs

Bamboo Premium: 30 kg / 66 lbs

Bamboo Airways Business class: 40 kg / 88 lbs

Passengers are also entitled to check one golf set that doesn't weigh over 23kg/51lbs. Any passenger wishing to buy excess baggage can do so during the Alternative Airlines' booking process. Any checked baggage exceeding 32kg/70lbs or larger than 203cm/80in in the sum of three dimensions will not be accepted.

Check-In Information

Bamboo Airways Check In Online

Bamboo Airways 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 who need assistance at the airport, travelling with infants or have a Bamboo Airways booking with more than nine passengers must check-in at the airport.

Bamboo Airways Airport Check In

At Alternative Airlines, we recommend passengers 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.

Economy Class


In 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 Class


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.

Bamboo Airways Business Class


Business Class passengers can enjoy an executive meal as well as hot and cold beverages to their liking. 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 Airways Business Class you can enjoy comfort at another level, more legroom, reclining seat. You are also given a blanket and a small pillow.

On-board Entertainment

Bamboo Sky is an on-board entertainment system, enabling passengers to use their 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 listen to their favourite music during the flight.

Please be aware that this service is subject to international routes only, and not currently available on domestic routes.

Loyalty Program

Bamboo Club

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 Airline. It is free to register. Ensure you select 'Bamboo Club' as your chosen loyalty program during the Bamboo Airways 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. You can experience wireless in-flight entertainment by watching movies on your own personal devices.

Bamboo Airways Fleet

As of August 2022, the airline has an extensive fleet of over 25 aircrafts, including Airbus A319ceo, Airbus A320ceo/neo, Airbus A321ceo/neo, Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, and Embraer E190.

Bamboo Airways Hub Airport

Phù Cát Airport (UIH)

Phù Cát Airport (UIH) is an airport in Qui Nhon and is the hub airport for Bamboo Airlines. The airport is used for domestic services by airlines such as Jetstar Pacific, VietJetAir, Pacific Airlines and Vietnam Airlines and 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 were launched the following year. In 2017, the terminal at Phù Cát Airport went under renovation and the new terminal was finished in 2018, doubling its passenger capacity from 1.5 million to 2.4 million passengers per year.

Special Requirements

Disabled passengers Passengers

If you require special assistance during your time of travel, Mobility Aid Services should be booked at least 24 hours before your flight departure time. Bamboo Airways are always here to help - staff use high lift cars, loading bridges and other specialized facilities to help passengers who are less able to have an easy and pleasant flight journey.

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Bamboo Airways News

22nd February 2019

Bamboo Airways will fly to America

Just one month after its launch, Bamboo Airways 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 Airlines 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 Airlines, this is the first step in its long-term goal to fly to over 100 destinations in the world.


Who owns Bamboo Airways?

The FLC Group Joint Stock Company owns Bamboo Airways. The FLC Group is one of the largest multi-industrial conglomerates in Vietnam with business in Aviation Real Estate, Construction, Hospitality and more.