Bamboo Airline operates first direct flight connecting Dien Bien, Ho Chi Minh City

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On the morning of December 3rd, at Điện Biên Phủ Airport, Bamboo Airways cooperated with the People's Committee of Điện Biên province to open the route and welcome the first group of tourists flying directly from Ho Chi Minh City - Điện Biên.

Representative of Dien Bien province's People's Committee and Bamboo Airways at the launching ceremony of new flight route HCM City-Dien Bien. 

The opening ceremony drew the attendance of Mr. Nguyễn Văn Thắng, member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee; Mr. Mua A Son, Standing Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee; Mr. Le Thanh Do, Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee; Mr. Lo Van Phuong, Member of the Standing Board of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Council.

On the Bamboo Airways side, there were Mr. Trinh Van Quyet, Chairman of Bamboo Airways; Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Trong, deputy director-general of Bamboo Airways and some leaders of the airline.

A Bamboo Airways flight coded QH1592 departing from Ho Chi Minh City arrived at Dien Bien Phu airport in the northern province of Dien Bien on December 3rd, marking the launch of the first direct air service between HCM City and Dien Bien.

Operated by budget airline Bamboo Airways, the flight lasted 2 hours and 20 minutes instead of nine hours if using connecting flights. The carrier plans to operate five flights per week and the frequency will be ramped up based on actual demand. The flights take off at 10.40am from HCM City and 1.30pm from Dien Bien.

On the occasion of the opening of a new route, Bamboo Airways offers direct flights to Ho Chi Minh City - Dien Bien with prices from 159,000 VND. Especially, from now until the end of December 8th, 2021, when booking tickets in groups from 10 to 25 people, customers will immediately enjoy a preferential fare from only VND 630,000/way (including all taxes and fees). Departure time applies from December 17th, 2021 to the end of March 27th, 2022.

Secretary of the Dien Bien Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Thang offers flowers to passengers on flight QH1592 from Ho Chi Minh City landed at Dien Bien Phu airport.

According to Le Thanh Do, chairman of Dien Bien Province’s People’s Committee, the direct flights between HCM City and Dien Bien will meet the travel demand of locals and tourists. It will help strengthen the exchange and connection between the two localities and other provinces in southern key economic regions, and attract more domestic and foreign visitors to the province, he said.

Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Trong, deputy director-general of Bamboo Airways said the carrier hopes the operation of the direct flight connecting big socio-economic centres with Dien Bien will promote investment and trade opportunities, thereby creating momentum for socio-economic development in the province in particular and the northwest region in general.

He also said that Bamboo Airways is studying the opening of other direct flights connecting Dien Bien with Hai Phong, Vinh and Da Nang, hopefully to be put into operation in 2022.

Source: dienbien.gov.vn