HCMC – Bamboo Airways has completed all procedures and preparations to launch its maiden direct flight to the United States on September 23.
The airline has received a license from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration and plans to operate 12 direct flights between Vietnam and the United States between September and November, according to the carrier.
Its flights are set to operate on the air routes from Vietnam’s Hanoi-based Noi Bai and Danang international airports to the United States’ San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle-Tacoma international airports.
To serve its operations in the United States market, Bamboo Airways has established a representative office in the country and cooperated with U.S. plane manufacturer Boeing and other partners.
Earlier in May, Bamboo Airways was designated to operate charter flights between Vietnam and the U.S. The carrier acquired take-off and landing slots to conduct regular non-stop flights from HCMC to San Francisco and Los Angeles, the local media reported.
In addition, Bamboo Airways is working with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to pilot the application of the digital health passport IATA Travel Pass starting from the fourth quarter of the year to reopen international air routes.
Vietnam Airlines is also planning to re-operate its flights to the United States in late October, using the Boeing 787 and Airbus A350 aircraft. The airline has operated several flights between Vietnam and the United States to repatriate Vietnamese citizens and transport goods and medical equipment.