From November 28, direct flights to the US by the Vietnamese national carrier will begin
November 17, Hanoi: The national carrier Vietnam Airlines has received an FAA permit from the USA to commence nonstop commercial flights between Vietnam and the USA. To begin with, it will operate a 13.5 hour continuous flight from Ho Chi Minh City to San Francisco twice weekly.
Le Hong Ha, General Director of the airline said,
Once the COVID 19 pandemic is controlled and the Vietnamese Government allows regular international flights, there will be daily flights. This comes in the wake of a slow and steady improvement in US- Vietnamese relations over the years, together with Vietnamese wariness over Chinese intentions.
Edited by Arnav Chandrasekhar