Vietnam’s new provider Bamboo Airways expects to lastly get an aviation license subsequent week and begin flying inside weeks, the chairman of its mum or dad agency mentioned on Thursday.

The airline needed to delay its maiden flight on Oct. 10 as a result of it didn’t obtain a license in time.

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“Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has permitted the proposal from the Ministry of Transport to concern the license to the airline,” Trinh Van Quyet, chairman of FLC Group, advised Reuters by cellphone.

“We’ll launch our first flight inside 45 days after receiving the license,” Quyet mentioned. “Receiving the license would enable Bamboo to start out providers.”

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Bamboo Airways could be Vietnam’s fifth airline after Vietnam Airways, finances operator Jetstar Pacific Airways, finances provider Vietjet Aviation and Vietnam Air Providers Co.

Bamboo Airways signed a provisional deal to purchase 20 Boeing 787-9 wide-body jets value $5.6 billion at checklist costs in July, in addition to a memorandum of understanding with Airbus for as much as 24 A320neo narrow-bodies in March.

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Final week, Vietjet signed a $6.5 billion settlement to purchase 50 Airbus A321neo jets, a part of aggressive funding within the airline’s fleet, which has supplied profitable enterprise for each European aerospace group Airbus and U.S. rival Boeing.


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