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PICTURE: Bamboo Airways receives first A320neo

Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways is CDB Aviation’s newest customer, having taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo aircraft.

Cirium’s fleets data shows that MSN 9306 is powered by CFM International Leap-1A engines and was delivered at the end of October.

The aircraft is configured with eight business and 162 economy seats, says the lessor.

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Bamboo Airways received its first A320neo from CDB Aviation

CDB Aviation

It adds that Bamboo intends to utilise its A320neos to better connect Vietnam to fast-growing Asian markets, while pursuing plans to become Vietnam’s first operator of direct, long-haul flights to the US.

“As Bamboo Airways continues on a rapid growth trajectory, we look forward to building our strategic partnership, targeting to meet increasing demand from the country’s burgeoning tourism industry,” says CDB Aviation president and chief commercial officer, Patrick Hannigan.

“Bamboo Airways has been continuously expanding its fleet with various models of modern aircraft, affirming its financial capacity, improving its competitiveness, demonstrating its orientation in exploiting domestic and international routes as well as serving passengers with 5-star service,” says the carrier’s deputy general director, Bui Quang Dung.

Including the latest delivery, all five A320neo aircraft that Bamboo has on order will be powered by Leap-1A engines.

The start-up full-service carrier is expecting another two A320neo aircraft from CDB Aviation in May and June 2020. The remaining two will be leased from BOC Aviation, scheduled to arrive in November and December 2019.

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