Bamboo Airways Announces Route Cancellations

Daniel Fowkes
07 Nov 2023
· Airlines 
· Routes 
Bamboo Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, VN-A818

Bamboo Airways is currently undergoing a significant restructuring that will aim to lower costs and emerge more positively.

Bamboo Airways Cuts Routes

The Vietnamese airline has cut several routes from its network over the recent week as part of restructuring efforts.

Service suspensions towards Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne and Frankfurt occurred from Ho Chi Minh City.

Bamboo Airways notes that these service suspensions are all thanks to being previously operated by the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

These being the most recent service suspensions following London Gatwick, Seoul Incheon alongside Frankfurt from Hanoi were also axed.

Further changes to the network are also slated to come with the suspension to Bangkok and Tokyo Narita shortly.

Frequency Changes Expected

While Bamboo will say goodbye to most long-haul routes, the company won’t look to reduce flying across its entire network.

Instead, the Vietnamese airline will focus on increasing services with narrowbodies to cities in high demand around Asia.

Several inefficient airlines have been outlined, all featuring low passenger demand and thus impacting the company.

The hope is that for the remainder of 2023 and into 2024, the airline will be able to chart a more suitable course of operations. This course will be crucial to ensuring the long-term stability of the company.

Saying Goodbye To The Dreamliner

Per reports and following route cancellations, Bamboo will end 787 operations following ongoing restructuring efforts.

The Boeing 787 has been essential to their more internationally focused and long-haul route network with European and Australian cities featuring.

Removing the airline’s only widebody directly responds to the struggles faced and an upcoming shift in strategy. The transition will see the company focus on more narrowbody short-haul operations.

Bamboo Airways had two Boeing 787s to its name in October following the return of a third unit to lessor AerCap.

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