Two Embraer E195s have started operations in Vietnam with Bamboo Airways, offering the first jet service to Con Dao from Hanoi, Vinh, and Hai Phong, Embraer said Tuesday.
Con Dao Island and the surrounding National Park draws tourists from around the world. Located 760 nm from Hanoi, off the southern coast of Vietnam, the destination has until now received air service from turboprops due to its short runway, light pavement, and lack of fuel provision.
The Embraer E195s join Bamboo Airways’ fleet on a wet-lease agreement with Denmark-based Great Dane Airlines.
“Bamboo Airways is proud to offer jet-operated flights to Con Dao with the E195s,” said Bamboo executive vice-chairman Dang Tat Thang. “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.”
Bamboo Airways has become the first to operate direct flights to Con Dao from three cities; the capital Hanoi, Hai Phong city in the North, and Vinh city in the central area. The airline will offer two flights a day on the Hanoi-Con Dao route and daily flights from Hai Phong and Vinh to Con Dao in the initial phase. Bamboo Airways operate its single-class E195s with 118 seats.