Gatwick Airport has announced the addition of a new Hanoi route this autumn, operated by Bamboo Airways allowing passengers across London and the South-East to fly to the Vietnamese capital city.
From Hanoi, passengers will also be able to connect onwards with Bamboo Airways to destinations across Vietnam, as well as Australia, Singapore, Japan, South Korea and Taipei.
Bamboo is one of several new airlines introduced to Gatwick in recent months. Passengers travelling on Bamboo’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft will have three classes of travel to choose from, including premium economy and business class flatbeds.
The service will initially fly once per week from 29 October, and Gatwick passengers will now be able to book direct flights to six destinations across Asia, including Dubai (Emirates), Bangkok and Singapore (Scoot), Doha (Qatar Airways and British Airways) and Islamabad (British Airways).
Jonathan Pollard, Chief Commercial Officer, Gatwick Airport said: ‘The arrival of Bamboo Airways at Gatwick provides a very welcome addition to our operation.
‘In the past 10 months, we have been able to significantly grow our connections across North America, so to also be able to continue to expand our routes across Asia is fantastic news for both leisure travellers and business passengers throughout London and the South-East.
‘Vietnam is a wonderful country, offering a wealth of beautiful sights including stunning beaches, national parks, temples and vibrant streets and night markets, so we are delighted Gatwick passengers can now connect to its capital city and beyond so easily, via Bamboo’s excellent network.’
Hoang Ngoc Thach, Deputy Chief Commercial Officer, Bamboo Airways said: ‘The nonstop Hanoi – Gatwick route is Bamboo Airways’ next effort in serving UK market in particular and Europe in general. We hope the sense of hospitality and international 5-star oriented services bearing Vietnam footprint of Bamboo Airways will win European passengers’ hearts as well as Vietnamese diaspora in the UK.’
The new service to Hanoi means passengers can now travel to 40 long-haul destinations from Gatwick, across the USA, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Asia and Africa.