Vladivostok International Airport located on the easterly side of Russia, celebrated its first 787 arrival with a Bamboo Airways flight.
When asked, in a statement to AeroNewsX, Vladivostok Airport confirmed that this was a charter flight, transporting “passengers from the territory of Russia.”
There were a number of reasons for celebrations on the day of the aircraft’s arrival as this was also the first time a Bamboo Airways aircraft landed at the airport. The airline used a Boeing 787-9 registered VN-A819. The aircraft, on 26 September, flew from Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) to Vladivostok Airport (VVO). It later returned to Vietnam, flying first to Can Tho (VCA), before departing back to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN).
Vladivostok as a whole is expanding, slowly but surely. In preparation and indeed following the 2012 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, the city began modernising. This included the launch of Vladivostok International Airport’s new Terminal A.
Bamboo Airways, in recent months, has operated to a number of interesting destinations providing repatriation services for Vietnamese locals. This includes flights to London among other cities. The carrier is now well-positioned to compete against the long-standing Vietnam Airlines as well as other, medium haul low-cost operators around Asia.
In other news, Bamboo Airways deployed its newly-received Embraer E195s, wet-leased from Denmark’s Great Dane Airlines. Two days ago, the aircraft made their Vietnamese debut, operating to and from Con Dao Islands.
“Bamboo Airways is proud to offer jet-operated flights to Con Dao with the E195s,” explained Dang Tat Thang, Executive Vice Chairman of Bamboo Airways. He continued: “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.”