Two Embraer E195s have commenced operations in Vietnam with Bamboo Airways.
The jets operate to Con Dao from Hanoi, Vinh and Hai Phong. The popular tourist destination of Con Dao, featuring an archipelago of 16 islands, is currently only served by turboprop aircraft due to its short runway, light pavement and lack of fuel provision.
Embraer, which recently celebrated the delivery of its 1,600th E-Jet, says its E195s join Bamboo Airways’ fleet on a wet-lease agreement with Denmark-based Great Dane Airlines and add to the growing number of E-Jet operators in the Asia Pacific region.
Executive vice chairman of Bamboo Airways, Dang Tat Thang commented: “Bamboo Airways is proud to offer jet-operated flights to Con Dao with the E195s.
“The aircraft’s short runway performance makes it an ideal aircraft for flights to and from Con Dao. The two by two seating will offer our passengers a high level of comfort in a modern, spacious aircraft, including the one-of-its-kind Business Class on the route to Con Dao.”
“Congratulations to Bamboo Airways on this strategic move. The E-Jets will give them great flexibility both in performance as well as in economics,” commented Raul Villaron, vice president of Asia Pacific for Embraer’s commercial aviation unit.
“The E195’s fuel efficiency and economics enables Bamboo Airways to cost effectively manage fluctuating demand and operate lower density routes with the right sized aircraft. We welcome Bamboo Airways to the Embraer family and our global team are here to support them.”
Bamboo Airways is the first airline to operate direct flights to Con Dao from Hanoi, Hai Phong and Vinh.