Bamboo Airways expands fleet to 30 aircraft with brand-new A321NEO ACF

10th October 2022 - 16:08

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The narrow-body A321NEO aircraft model has played a vital role in Bamboo Airways’ development plan for domestic and international flight networks, especially mid-range international routes.

On October 8, 2022, Bamboo Airways welcomes a brand-new Airbus A321NEO ACF (Airbus Cabin Flex) from the Airbus factory in Hamburg, raising its fleet to 30 aircraft.

The A321NEO is the longest-fuselage member of Airbus’ best-selling, single-aisle A320 Family. Called the “Cabin-Flex,” it increases the jetliner’s maximum certified capacity to 244 seats while accommodating Airbus’ modern comfort standard of seats at least 18 inches wide.

Bamboo Airways reduces the seat configuration to 223 (8 business seats and 215 economy seats), providing passengers with a more comfortable flying experience. The aircraft interior is elegantly designed, embracing Bamboo Airways’ brand identity.

Bamboo Airways’ new A321NEO ACF aircraft is equipped with two LEAP-1A32 engines from CFM International. Designed to meet the challenge of decarbonizing air transport, the LEAP-1A engine enables the carrier to enhance performance in terms of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions (15% lower), NOx emissions (up to 50% lower), and noise reduction.

With this new member, Bamboo Airways officially operates the maximum fleet approved by the government, with three wide-body airplanes from Boeing, 22 narrow-body aircraft from Airbus, and five regional jets from Embraer.

The narrow-body A321NEO aircraft model has played a vital role in Bamboo Airways’ development plan for domestic and international flight networks, especially mid-range international routes.

Currently, Bamboo Airways is flying to 21/22 airports in Vietnam and connecting to key airports in Asia, Europe, and Australia. Regarding operational scale, Bamboo Airways is one of the three largest domestic airlines. It has maintained the absolute safety rate and the highest On-time Performance rate in Vietnam’s aviation industry since 2019.

With resilient recovery and growth after the epidemic, Bamboo Airways aims to operate a fleet of 42 aircraft by 2023 and 100 by 2030 if favorable conditions allow.

Nguyen Ngoc Trong, Chairman of Bamboo Airways’ Board of Directors, said: “Expanding the fleet scale is among our priority targets to serve a vigorously expanding international flight network to countries in Europe, Australia, Northeast Asia, and the US. At the same time, this contributes to improving our service quality, meeting market demands, and boosting Bamboo Airways’ competitiveness because the global aviation industry is strongly recovering from the epidemic.”

Shortly, Bamboo Airways is focusing on developing long-haul nonstop international routes connecting major continental gateway airports, thus gearing up to make Vietnam an aviation gateway of Southeast Asia in particular and Asia in general. Along with efforts to consolidate operational scale, Bamboo Airways pursues the goal of providing international-oriented services, thereby leveraging quintessential values of Vietnamese culture and people further on the international map.