Bamboo Airways Continues to be The Most On-time Airline in Vietnam in August 2019

12th September 2019 - 14:23

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The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam has just announced the data of on-time, delayed and canceled flights of Vietnamese airlines in August 2019, in which Bamboo Airways continues to lead the entire industry in OTP rate.

Specifically, from July 19, 2019 to August 18, 2019, Bamboo Airways operated 1,684 flights, including 1,559 punctual flights, accounting for 92.6% of the total flights, higher than the industry’s average rate (85.4%).

With this achievement, Bamboo Airways continued to lead the entire aviation industry in OTP rate in August 2019, and it is also the most punctual airline for 8 months of 2019 (93.7%).

Photo: Bamboo Airways continues to lead Vietnamese aviation industry in the punctual flight rate of in August 2019

VASCO came in second with the OTP rate of 90.4% after operating 1,136 flights including 1,027 on-time flights.

In August 2019, Vietjet Air and Vietnam Airlines ranked third and fourth with the OTP rate of 87.2% and 83.9% respectively.

Jetstar Pacific’s OTP rate was 80.5% – the lowest in the industry, equivalent to 2,742 on-time flights for a total of 3,408 flights.

According to statistics, 3 main reasons for the lateness include aircraft’s late arrival, airlines themselves and equipment at airport.

On September 11, the Ministry of Transport officially re-granted aviation business license to Bamboo Airways with some important changes such as: changing the Airline’s legal representative, increasing the charter capital from VND 700 billion to VND 1,300 billion (USD 30 million to USD 56 million); increasing fleet size from 10 to 30 aircraft; expanding its branches in Hanoi, Thanh Hoa, Ho Chi Minh City, etc.

In the coming time, Bamboo Airways’ fleet will come into standardization and modernization process, focusing on purchasing more the Boeing B787-9 wide-body aircraft and Airbus A321 narrow-body aircraft.

The representative of Bamboo Airways affirmed that the Airline has no plans to put into operation the Airbus A330 wide-body aircraft as some fake news said in the press and social networks.

The first wide-body aircraft ordered from Boeing are expected to be delivered to Bamboo Airways in QIV/2020. Therefore, to serve its immediate operation, Bamboo Airways is planning to lease aircraft from its partners, proceeding to receive and put into operation the Boeing 787-9 aircraft model in October 2019.

The Airline’s representative said that by in QI/2020, the Airline’s fleet will increase to 30 aircraft, aiming to reach 100 by 2024.

Currently, Bamboo Airways is operating 26 domestic and international routes to Japan, Korea, China. The Airline plans to operate new international routes to Singapore, Korea, Taiwan (China) in October 2019. It is also considering to launch long-haul international flights to Germany, the Czech Republic and the UK, and especially to the US.

After 8 months of operation, Bamboo Airways has operated more than 10,000 commercial flights, transported over 1 million passengers, the average load factor reached 90% and the safety rate was 100%.