Bamboo Air Plans US$5 Billion Order of Boeing’s Giant New Jets
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February 18, 2020 - by Nguyen Kieu Giang for bloomberg.com
Vietnam's Bamboo Airways expects to buy 12 Boeing Co. 777X jumbo jets in the second quarter, according to Chairman Trinh Van Quyet, in what would be a multi-billion-dollar boost for the U.S. plane-maker after it failed to win a single order for any of its aircraft in January.
A deal that size would be valued at almost $5 billion based on sticker prices, though discounts are common. Quyet, who was speaking by phone with Bloomberg News, didn't provide any financial details for the deal.
Bamboo Airways, which only started operating a year ago, plans to expand its fleet to 30 aircraft this quarter and to 50 by the end of the year.
The company currently operates Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and Airbus...