Bamboo Airways Announces New Service from Prague to Hanoi
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Vietnam and the Czech Republic, Bamboo Airways has recently introduced in Prague its plan to launch direct service between the two countries. According to the carrier, the new long-haul route is supposed to connect Prague and Hanoi starting April 2020.
Bamboo Airways is planning to fly two times a week and operate the route by Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner configured for 298 passengers. With its summer schedule, Prague Airport should be connected to 17 long-haul destinations, which is the highest number in the airport’s history.
“Opening direct regular connection to Southeast Asia has been part of Prague Airport’s long-term route development strategy. Moreover, Hanoi is the destination with the largest potential from all markets where is no direct service operated from Prague yet. Once Bamboo Airways starts their direct flights, Prague will become one of the first European destinations for the Vietnamese carrier,” says Vaclav Rehor, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Prague Airport. “Based on our estimates, the new Prague-Hanoi service with two frequencies a week could be used by more than 50,000 passengers per year in both directions,” adds Rehor.
Last year, representatives of Bamboo Airways and Prague Airport signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU); the main purpose of the document was to hold negotiations surrounding the launch of a direct connection to Prague.
The plans to start a new route to Hanoi and the services to be offered by Bamboo Airways were presented at the “Roadshow Trade and Tourism Promotion between Vietnam and Europe” that took place on Wednesday, 15 January 2020, in Prague, in cooperation with the Embassy of Vietnam in the Czech Republic.