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Bamboo Airways to buy 10 Boeing planes

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Staff Writer | Monday February 25, 2019 3:53AM ET
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Asia   Bamboo is currently operating 10 Airbus planes

Vietnamese carrier Bamboo Airways will sign a deal with Boeing Co to purchase 10 planes on the sidelines of this week's Trump-Kim summit, an airline executive said on Sunday.


The carrier, which is owned by property and leisure company FLC Group and made its first flights in January, placed a provisional order last year for 20 Boeing 787 widebody jets worth $5.6 billion at list prices.

"We will sign with Boeing a deal to buy 10 more Boeing 787s. This is different from the deal signed earlier for 20 Boeing planes," said the executive who declined to be named due to the confidentiality of the matter.

"That means we will have ordered 30 Boeing 787s. The deal will be signed during the summit," the executive said.

"This is a firm order valued at nearly $3 billion," added the executive. Boeing had no immediate comment.

Bamboo is currently operating 10 Airbus planes.

 

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