Bamboo Airways expands Vietnam network from Gatwick

Weekly Ho Chi Minh City service starts on December 7

Bamboo Airways expands Vietnam network from Gatwick

Bamboo Airways will add the Vietnamese destination of Ho Chi Minh City to its network from Gatwick in December.

Tickets have gone on sale for the weekly year-round service which will start on Wednesday December 7.

Passengers will be able to connect onwards from Ho Chi Minch City with Bamboo Airways to destinations across Vietnam, as well as Australia, Singapore and Thailand.

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The Vietnamese carrier will be launching its first route from Gatwick on October 30, with a weekly flight to the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi.

Passengers travelling on Bamboo’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft can choose to book economy, premium economy and business class cabins.

Stephanie Wear, aviation development vice-president at Gatwick, said: “It is fantastic news that Bamboo Airways is already expanding its operation from Gatwick, ahead of its inaugural flight next month.

“Bamboo’s excellent network means passengers can now explore the wonderful Ho Chi Minh City, as well as more widely across Asia and Australia.

“This is the latest in a number of new long-haul connections we have been able to offer passengers in recent months – highlighting the pull of Gatwick to long-haul operators.”

Thach Pierre Hoang, acting chief commercial officer of Bamboo Airways, added: “With this new route operating ahead of Christmas and New Year 2023, Bamboo Airways hopes to meet the high travel demands of Vietnamese communities in the UK wishing to come back home for a holiday, while also creating favourable conditions to enhance bilateral cooperation and the development of economic, trade, tourism, and people-to-people exchanges between the two countries in the post-pandemic period.”

The carrier launched Heathrow-Hanoi flights in March.