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FLC Group selects A-321neo aircraft

For Bamboo Airways

Vietnam’s FLC Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Airbus for up to 24 A-321neo aircraft for future operation by start-up carrier Bamboo Airways.

The agreements were signed in Paris yesterday by Trinh Van Quyet, Chairman of FLC Group and Eric Schulz, Chief Commercial Officer, Airbus during the official visit to France of Nguyễn Phú Trọng, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam.

The airline is set to begin operations in 2019 with aircraft on lease from third party lessors before taking delivery of the aircraft covered by this MOU with the industry. The carrier will focus on linking international markets to Vietnamese leisure destinations, as well as on selected domestic routes.

FLC Group is one of the largest conglomerates in Vietnam and is involved in a wide range of businesses (real estate development, hotel construction and management, financial services, and mining). Bamboo will in particular serve destinations where FLC Group has heavily invested in tourism infrastructure.

The A-321 is the largest member of the A-320 Family, seating up to 240 passengers, depending on cabin configuration. Incorporating the latest engines, aerodynamic advances, and cabin innovations, the A-321neo offers a significant reduction in fuel consumption and it is capable of flying up to 4,000 nautical miles non-stop.

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