Former Japan Airlines leader to chair Bamboo Airways

By Anh Tu   June 21, 2023 | 06:05 am PT
Former Japan Airlines leader to chair Bamboo Airways
Seven new directors of Bamboo Airways pose for a picture on June 21, 2023. Photo courtesy of Bamboo Airways
Oshima Hideki, the former deputy CEO of Japan Airlines, has been appointed chairman of Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways for the 2023-2028 period.

He is among seven new directors of the airline, according to decisions made at the company’s general meeting on Wednesday.

Hideki has nearly 40 years of experience in the aviation industry.

He was previously Deputy General Director of Japan Airlines, Deputy General Director of the Tokyo Narita Airport, and a Project Manager at Haneda Airport.

Bamboo Airways’ new deputy chairmen are Nguyen Ngoc Trong, Doan Huu Doan and Phan Dinh Tue. The other members of the board of directors are Le Ba Nguyen, Le Thai Sam and Tran Hoa Binh.

A new board of supervisors, comprised of three members, has also been appointed.

Bamboo Airways plans to operate 30-36 aircraft by the end of this year, aiming for an occupancy rate of 81.5% and an on-time flight ratio of 90%.

The carrier is targeting a revenue increase of 15-20% from last year’s VND11.73 trillion ($498.94 million). It also wants to expand its network in Europe, Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia and Australia.

Bamboo Airways is building an aviation ecosystem for itself by establishing subsidiaries for transportation, ground services, aviation technology and food services.

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