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Feb 26, 2022 / 21:25

Bamboo Airways launches regular direct flights to Germany

The direct route links Vietnam with Europe kicking-start the plan to expand the flight network of Vietnam's aviation industry to other countries in the near future.

Bamboo Airways has launched a direct route between Vietnam and Germany, with the first flight en route taking off from Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi on February 25 morning.

The launching ceremony of the direct route from Hanoi to Frankfurt. Photo: Bamboo Airways

This is also the first regular direct fight to Europe conducted by the carrier this year.

Bamboo Airways uses the wide-body Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner for this flight. Initially, there will be two flights per week between Hanoi and Frankfurt. The frequency will be increased based on market demand.

The establishment of a regular direct route to Frankfurt allows Bamboo Airways to access the gateway to other European cities in addition to other traditional markets such as the Czech Republic, the UK, France, among others.

The route also helps connect Europe to countries in Asia and Southeast Asia with stopover in Vietnam.

Following the launch of the route, Bamboo Airways will organise an investment promotion week in Europe, beginning in Germany.

Apart from Frankfurt, the airline plans to fly to Berlin and Munich as well as other direct flights to Australia and United Kingdom.

Vietnam aviation: signs of recovery

Vietnam Airlines welcomed the first ever foreign visitors to Vietnam in February 2022. Photo: VNA

According to Deputy Head of Air Transport Department (Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam) Bui Minh Dang, up to now, Vietnamese aviation has reopened international flights to 20 countries and territories, serving about 200,000 international guests.

“He said regular passenger flights between Vietnam and a number of countries and territories have been resumed since February 15, including Japan, Korea, China, Taipei (China), Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Australia, Germany, Russia, France, UK, US, Hong Kong (China), Malaysia, Turkey, Qatar, UAE.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) forecast, in the average scenario, the Vietnamese aviation market will handle 42-43 million passengers in 2022, equivalent to 50% of the 2019 total.  Among the 43 million arrivals, there will be about eight million international passengers, including six million tourists.