Bamboo Airways attended the demonstration flight of the A220 by Airbus, reflecting the airline’s great interest and relentless efforts in fortifying its current fleet and expanding its network.
|Bamboo Airways experienced the new generation jetliner A220 |
Airbus conducted a demo flight at Noi Bai International Airport unravelling its new single-aisle A220-300 with outstanding features in the presence of Bamboo Airways’ representatives on May 6.
As the larger member of the A220 family, the A220-300 offers wide seats, modern clean-sheet interiors, large windows in every seat row, low noise levels, and spacious overhead compartments for up to 160 passengers, bringing about comfortable experiences.
|The spacious modern clean-sheet interior of A220-300 |
With the specifically-designed Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1500G geared turbofan engines, the new generation A220 delivers about 25 per cent lower fuel burn than previous generations while providing an impressive range of 6,297 km, making it an efficient narrow-body aircraft for short and medium-haul flights.
Experiencing the A220-300, Bamboo Airways highly assessed the considerable flexibility in operating either domestic routes or new regional routes out of Asia-Pacific. With its advanced features, the new generation narrow-body aircraft can support carriers in optimising the operational capacity, minimising cost, and meeting different operational requirements.
“Bamboo Airways has worked with aircraft manufacturers worldwide to research and consolidate our fleet in both quantity and quality, thereby providing our passengers with the most fulfilling flight experience on every journey," said a Bamboo Airways representative.
Relentless efforts to optimise the fleet
In an attempt to upgrade and fortify the fleet, the airline has cooperated with manufacturer partners to research new aircraft suitable for the network expansion plan while constantly seeking opportunities to experience and access potential models. Participation in demo flights is also within Bamboo Airways’ roadmap of constructing and promoting internal forces.
Last April, Bamboo Airways took part in the demo flight of Embraer E190-E2 TechShark in Hanoi to demonstrate its fuel efficiency and capacity for short runways. As the torchbearer in operating and bringing Embraer into the prosperous Vietnamese market, Bamboo Airways has grown its footprint on many special small-scaled routes in Vietnam such as Con Dao, Dien Bien, and Rach Gia.
Earlier within the framework of the Singapore Airshow, Bamboo Airways entered initial works with Boeing and expressed interest in the latest fuel-efficient wide-body Boeing 777X to expand its presence in Europe, Australia, and especially the US.
To date, the airline currently operates nearly 30 aircraft including Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, Embraer, and mostly Airbus 320 family.
Adding to its fleet expansion, Bamboo Airways has placed a great emphasis on ensuring the aircraft quality and cooperating with the international expertise partners in engine maintenance and technical support, thus ensuring a seamless and comprehensive operation. The airline has inked a series of MoU on aircraft maintenance services worth millions of dollars with the world’s leading and prestigious providers such as AFI KLM E&M and Lufthansa Technik last February.
As global aviation is bouncing back to the pre-pandemic level, Bamboo Airways has shown drastic actions to constantly upgrade and fortify its current fleet in response to the increasing travel demands, thus contributing to the economic development.
Bamboo Airways has made numerous milestones in building a diverse domestic network covering the country, including services to difficult-to-access airports as well as pioneering routes that no Vietnamese airline has ever exploited. Besides ramping up services in Asia, the airline also operates regular intercontinental flights connecting the two largest cities of Vietnam with Australia and Europe.
Assessing the strong recovery in the aviation industry, Bamboo Airways targets 40 international routes and 80 domestic routes in 2022.