Bamboo Airways has signed an agreement with Denmark’s Great Dane Airlines, to wet-lease two of its Embraer ERJ-195LR which will allow the carrier to pursue further domestic expansion, despite the coronavirus crisis.
Great Dane Airlines Embraer E195LR. Photo by Great Dane Airlines.
Bamboo Airways plans to take on two of Great Dane Airlines’ three Embraer ERJ-195LRs for a period of 6 months effective as early as the end of July. Great Dane Airlines will also move 45 employees to Vietnam to operate the aircraft.
The aircraft will operate charter flights from Can Tho to Con Dao, Da Nang to Con Dao, and Hanoi to Con Dao. Services from Ho Chi Minh City to Con Dao are expected as well but not yet confirmed. Great Dane Airlines will become the first Embraer operator in Vietnam.
Speaking to check-in.dk, the airline’s CEO said it could exercise its option for an additional Embraer E195 aircraft, bringing its fleet of the type to four aircraft. This would allow it to continue to pursue growth in Denmark while 2 of its planes operate in Vietnam.
The aircraft are to operate in the Bamboo Airways livery and are to be painted in Poland. Great Dane Airlines has given Bamboo Airways the possibility to extend the wet-lease agreement, up until Summer of 2021, by which time it wants the aircraft back.