London, UK, 2022-Sep-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Passengers across London and the South-East will benefit from a new connection from London Gatwick to Asia this winter, with Bamboo Airways launching flights to the popular Vietnamese destination Ho Chi Minh City.
From there, passengers will also be able to connect onwards with Bamboo Airways to destinations across Vietnam, as well as Australia, Singapore and Thailand.
The service will initially fly once per week from 7 December, complementing Bamboo’s upcoming inaugural route between London Gatwick and Vietnam’s capital Hanoi, which launches on 30 October.
Passengers travelling on Bamboo’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft will have three classes of travel to choose from, including economy, premium economy and business class featuring fully lie-flat beds.
Stephanie Wear, VP of Aviation Development, Gatwick Airport said: “It is fantastic news that Bamboo Airways is already expanding its operation from Gatwick, ahead of its inaugural flight next month. Bamboo’s excellent network means passengers can now explore the wonderful Ho Chi Minh City, as well as more widely across Asia and Australia.
“This is the latest in a number of new long-haul connections we have been able to offer passengers in recent months – highlighting the pull of Gatwick to long-haul operators – which is hugely beneficial not only to leisure travellers but also businesses across London and the South-East.”
Mr. Thach Pierre Hoang, Acting Chief Commercial Officer of Bamboo Airways said: “With this new route operating ahead of Christmas and New year 2023, Bamboo Airways hopes to meet the high travel demands of Vietnamese communities in the UK wishing to come back home for a holiday, while also creating favorable conditions to enhance bilateral cooperation and the development of economic, trade, tourism, and people-to-people exchanges between the two countries in the post-pandemic period”
About Bamboo Airways
Established in 2017, Bamboo Airways is the first private airline in Vietnam aiming to bring international services with a sense of hospitality, thoroughness, and dedication on every flight. We currently operate an expansive domestic network to 21 out of 22 airports in Vietnam, while constantly expanding our international presence to continental gateways in Asia, Australia, Europe, and other continents in the future.
Bamboo Airways has led Vietnamese aviation in terms of on-time performance from its founding up to date, with a customer satisfaction rate reaching 4.5 out of 5. Bamboo Airways was honored as the airline with best service in Vietnam, the favorite carrier of golfers in Vietnam, Best Cabin Crew in Asia, Most Improved Airline in Asia, ranking 15th among World’s Best Regional Airlines, and second among Asia’s Best Regional Airlines. For more information, please visit https://www.bambooairways.com
About Gatwick Airport
Gatwick is the UK’s second largest airport and flies a range of both short and long-haul point-to-point services. The airport is a vital piece of the UK’s national infrastructure and is also a major driver for both the regional and national economies. In 2019, a new long-term partnership was formed with VINCI Airports which purchased a 50.01% stake in the airport.
About VINCI Airports
The world’s leading private airport operator, VINCI Airports operates more than 50 airports in 11 countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Thanks to its expertise as a global integrator, VINCI Airports develops, finances, builds and manages airports by providing its investment capacity and its know-how in optimizing operational performance, modernizing infrastructures and managing their operations and environmental transition. VINCI Airports is the first airport operator to have committed to a global international environmental strategy in 2016, to achieve the goal of net zero emission across its entire network by 2050.
About Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP)
GIP manages the remaining 49.99% interest in Gatwick and is a leading independent infrastructure fund manager that makes equity and debt investments in high quality infrastructure assets in the energy, transport, water/waste and digital infrastructure sectors. GIP manages US$84 billion for its investors. Its 46 portfolio companies have combined annual revenues of US$61 billion and employ nearly 100,000 employees. For more information on GIP please visit http://global-infra.com
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Source: Gatwick Airport