Bamboo Airways chairman: We will be ‘the first to open a Vietnam-US direct route’

    Bamboo Airways chairman Trinh Van Quyet said the carrier will be “the first to open a VietnamUS direct route”, adding, it has been “very interested” in launching the services “from day one” due to the high volume of Vietnamese travellers to the US (Vietnam News/Vietnam Plus/tuoitrenews.vn/Voice of Vietnam/Saigon Times, 02/03-Aug-2019). According to statistics from the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam, the number of passengers flying between Vietnam and the US increased on average 8% annually between 2010 and 2017. As previously reported by CAPA, FLC Group CEO Trinh Van Quyet said Bamboo Airways will commence service to the US in 1Q2020, if it gains US FAA approval “by the end of the year”.