Bamboo Airways to suspend Hanoi-Con Dao flights from April
  • | | February 23, 2024 06:59 PM
Bamboo Airways will suspend flights between Hanoi and Con Dao Island in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau from April as part of its restructuring strategy.

Bamboo Airways is currently using made-in-Brazil Embraer E190 airplanes for flights to Con Dao. However, it has reached an agreement to end the leasing of three airplanes of this kind by late March with the partner, earlier than scheduled. This means that its Hanoi-Con Dao route will be halted.

Bamboo Airways will focus on using Airbus A320/321 airplanes for flights between Hanoi to HCM City, Hue and some other localities from April. The firm may consider increasing its A320/321 airplanes to 12-15 by the end of this year.

According to Bamboo Airways, Embraer E190 airplanes can transport 124 passengers each, but exhibit high fuel consumption, nearly equal to that of the Airbus A320/321. It is suitable for small airports such as Can Tho, Con Dao and Dien Bien.

In addition, Vietnam aircraft maintenance and the purchase of equipment for Embraer E190 airplanes is quite complex and costly rather than the Airbus A320/321.

In the future, when Con Dao Airport is upgraded to receive wide-body aircraft, Bamboo Airways may mull over the reopening of flights from Hanoi to Con Dao.

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