VOV.VN - Local carrier Bamboo Airways has been granted a license by the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to operate 12 direct flights to the US from September, according to its representative.
The departing locations domestically include Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi and Da Nang International Airport in the central coastal city of Da Nang. The destinations in the US are key international airports such as San Francisco International Airport in California, Los Angeles International Airport in California, and Seattle - Tacoma International Airport in the state of Washington.
Moving forward, Bamboo Airways will conduct its first verified direct flight on September 23, thereby paving the way for a series of activities to take place in the US.
This includes the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with San Francisco and Los Angeles International Airports, along with the debut of the local airline's official representative office in the US.
The carrier is also anticipated to work alongside aircraft manufacturer Boeing and other partners in the US market.
Previously in May, Bamboo Airways was officially designated to operate charter flights to the US, with the airline being granted slots to operate regular direct flights from Ho Chi Minh City to San Francisco and Los Angeles.
The US is widely considered to be the most demanding aviation market in the world. Bamboo Airways has basically completed the most important steps to put into operation regular commercial direct flights, which will connect the nation with the US from the end of this year and early next year.
Currently, Bamboo Airways is co-operating with the International Aviation Association (IATA) in order to put the IATA Travel Pass vaccine passport into practice on a trial basis from the fourth quarter of the year. This will be part of the plan to reopen the international flight network in the coming time.