Bamboo Airways, the Vietnamese start-up carrier, has had its difficulties regarding its official launch and the initial start dates have been delayed several times.
However, the carrier is now closer to starting operations as it has received its Air Operator Certificate from the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam on the 8th of January, 2019. The airline has now finished all mandatory processes and has covered the operational standards set by authorities, receiving permission to operate flights.
The start-up receives its Air Operator Certificate four years after the beginning of the process. Bamboo’s Chief Executive Dang Tat Thang shared that the AOC is an important step towards making the airline a reality.
Bamboo Airways’ initial plan included the launch of 37 routes from day one of operations. From the 15th of January 2019, the carrier will receive five Airbus aircraft on lease, comprised of one A319 and four A320s. Other fleet expansion plans have already been put in place.
Source: Flight Global