Boeing and Bamboo Airways have confirmed an order for ten 787-9 Dreamliners valued at $3 billion according to list prices.
The order was unveiled during a signing ceremony in Hanoi, witnessed by United States president, Donald Trump, and president of Vietnam, Nguyen Phu Trong.
“We are excited to be adding the new 787 Dreamliner to our growing fleet,” said Trinh Van Quyet, chairman of FLC Group and owner of Bamboo Airways.
“Our long-term vision is to connect Vietnam with key markets in Asia, Europe and North America and the Dreamliner will enable us to launch these long-haul operations.
“The 787’s superior operating economics and efficiency, as well as the passenger pleasing interior of the Dreamliner, will allow us to successfully grow our business while enabling us to better serve our customers.”
Bamboo Airways, a start-up airline founded in 2017, began commercial operations in January, offering flights linking the capital of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City with cities in Vietnam.
The airline plans on offering up to 40 domestic routes in 2019.
Additionally, Bamboo is preparing to launch international service to Thailand, South Korea, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan and Australia, before broadening service to other destinations in Asia, Europe, and North America.
Bamboo Airways is wholly-owned by the FLC Group, a Vietnamese multi-industry company, focusing on aviation, real estate, resorts, farming, and golf.