Bamboo Airways of Viet Nam chooses Oz for included debut
28.12.2021 – 07:02 UTC
Bamboo Airways (QH, Hanoi) will make its intercontinental debut with the launch of scheduled flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Melbourne Tullamarine on April 1, 2022. It will also be any carrier’s first new international route to Melbourne since the start of the pandemic. of COVID-19.
The Vietnamese company will operate the route using B787-9 planes, initially twice a week, but with a view to doubling the frequency in the future. He specifies that the choice of the destination was motivated by a significant demand from the Vietnamese diaspora; about a third of the estimated 300,000 Vietnamese-Australians live in Melbourne. The city is also a popular destination for Vietnamese workers and students. In the future, the airline also plans to connect Melbourne to Hanoi.
Bamboo Airways will compete directly with Vietnam Airlines (VN, Hanoi), which operates from Ho Chi Minh City to Melbourne and Sydney Kingsford Smith, the ch-aviation schedules shows the module. Before the pandemic, Jetstar Airways (JQ, Melbourne Tullamarine) crisscrossed the road …
ALC accepts lease and delivery changes for Vietnam Airlines
16.12.2021 – 23:29 UTC
Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has signed an agreement to reduce rental costs and modify aircraft deliveries for Vietnam Airlines (VN, Hanoi), the Vietnamese government said in a statement. The deal was the culmination of a meeting between Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính and LAC Executive Chairman Steven Udvar-Házy in Hanoi on December 15.
The comprehensive fleet restructuring agreement with the US-based lessor will help the majority national carrier cope with its continuing financial difficulties caused by the coronavirus pandemic. According to the statement, ALC will directly reduce rental costs by $ 420 million on existing contracts and cancel already signed contracts worth $ 600 million.
Without providing specific details, the statement said the agreement covers eighteen jets – twelve A321-200neo and six B787-10. The two sides also revised the leasing arrangements to cover the future recovery in Vietnam and Southeast Asia.
Editorial comment: Added comment from Air Lease Corporation – 12.17.2021 – 08:55 UTC