Bamboo Airways has received approval from the US authorities to conduct 12 special authorization flights connecting Vietnam and the US from September 2021.
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Specifically, in the latest order granted to Bamboo Airways by the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA), 12 special authorization flights between Vietnam and the US are scheduled from September to November 2021, with departure and arrival points at key international airports: Noi Bai International Airport (Hanoi) and Da Nang International Airport (Da Nang) in Vietnam; and San Francisco International Airport (California), Los Angeles International Airport (California), and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Washington) in the US.
The first of these special authorization flights is scheduled to arrive in San Francisco on September 23, paving the way for a series of activities in the US, including the signing of a cooperation agreement with San Francisco International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport, the opening of Bamboo Airways’ official representative office in the US, allowing the local carrier to work with Boeing aircraft manufacturer and agent partners, etc.
The US TSA approval granted to Bamboo Airways is considered a major milestone due to high safety and operational benchmarks required for international flight operations to the United States. The TSA review procedure covers all aspects related to flight preparation and performance, including but not limited to security program, crew, engineering, dispatching, ground services, passenger and cargo information, etc.
As part of its strategic vision to build a 5-Star Airline, Bamboo Airways is currently partnering with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to pilot the IATA Travel Pass vaccine passport from the fourth quarter, preparing for the seamless reopening of international routes in general and nonstop flight network to the US in particular.