Bamboo Airways (QH, Hanoi) has ordered ten more B787-9s from Boeing bringing its overall backlog with the US manufacturer to thirty.

The first of the thirty widebody jets will deliver during the third quarter of 2020.

Bamboo Airways is an all-Airbus operator, at present, employing one A319-100, one A321neo, and five A320ceo (of which three are wet-leased from Freebird Airlines). It also has twenty-four A321neo on order from the Europeans.

Launched earlier this year, the carrier currently focuses on domestic Vietnamese routes but is already planning to go international from the second quarter onwards. Target destination countries include Thailand, South Korea, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, and Australia. Thereafter, its network will be expanded to include other destinations in Asia, Europe, and North America.

With Vietnam now an IASA-certified Category 1 state, Bamboo Airways plans to launch non-stop Vietnam-US flights in late 2019/early 2020. To that end, the carrier's parent firm, FLC Group, has set up a representative office in the US in 2018 to prepare staff, legal and many factors other support.

In addition to the new order, Bamboo Airways said it had also agreed to partner Boeing in researching and possibly expanding its purchase contracts in the near future.

Accordingly, Bamboo Airways is considering buying an additional twenty-five B737 MAX aircraft from Boeing. Details of the contract will be reviewed and announced by both parties after reaching the necessary agreements, it said.