ECS Group to develop APAC air cargo operations for Bamboo Airways

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Vietnamese leisure airline, Bamboo Airways has selected GSSA ECS Group to develop its air cargo operations in four countries as it expands its network across Asia Pacific.

Three years after its first passenger flights in 2019, Bamboo Airways is placing a strong focus on cargo operations within its network, and recently appointed ECS Group’s Globe Air Cargo (GAC) as its exclusive GSA representative in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

“We are excited to represent Bamboo Airways. A young and dynamic carrier that is expanding its network and services in the Asia Pacific region,” said Jilin Chiam, country manager Singapore of GAC by ECS Group. “With cargo services to popular destinations such as Saigon, Narita, and Melbourne, the partnership with Bamboo Airways gives us new opportunities to bridge the network across the region and offer more solutions to our customers.”

Bamboo Airways began operating A321 services between Saigon (SGN) and Singapore (SIN) twice a week on April 29. Three flights a week were offered from May 24. The airline has also served the Hanoi (HAN) – Singapore (SIN) route two times per week since May 4.

The main commodities flying from Singapore to Vietnam are electronic goods, raw materials, spare parts, pharmaceuticals, and e-commerce, whilst the return route from Vietnam to Singapore includes perishables, electronics, and ready-made garments.

Noor Azizah, ECS Group’s regional VP Asia Pacific (excluding China), stated: “We are honoured to act as GSA for Bamboo in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Operations to and from Singapore have already begun, and we can’t wait to start promoting the rest of the region. As we continue to strengthen our good partnership with Bamboo Airways, we look forward to assisting in implementing its strategic growth plans as it explores new horizons.”

The airline is gradually expanding its network beyond Vietnam to Europe, the US, Japan, Australia, and other regions.

In gaining the latest GSA tenders, ECS Group is now able to offer its customers more connecting flights via Ho chi Minh City and Hanoi.

The Group also intends to promote Vietnam to e-commerce players and interline partners as Bamboo Airways grows its schedule.

Last month, ECS Group opened a GAC branch in Seoul, Korea.

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]