The West Sussex hub’s long-haul route map is set for further growth this year.
Set to begin at an initial weekly frequency, the airline – which was established in 2017 – will roster its fleet of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners that feature business, premium economy and economy class seating options.
The development came as Bamboo Airways prepares to launch its inaugural Gatwick services – from the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi – on October 30.
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 [October 30]. Bamboo’s excellent network means passengers can now explore the wonderful Ho Chi Minh City, as well as more widely across Asia and Australia.”
Thach Pierre Hoang, acting chief commercial officer of Bamboo Airways, added: "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 favourable 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."