Vietnam Airlines licensed to fly direct regularly to US

The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has officially confirmed that Vietnam Airlines meets all security requirements to operate a regular commercial direct flights to the US from October 25, the national flag carrier announced on November 1.

With this event, Vietnam Airlines has become the first Vietnamese airline to be allowed to operate regular direct flights to the US - the country applies the most stringent legal procedures and aviation security regulations in the world.

This is one of the most complex and important conditions that foreign airlines need to meet in order to be licensed by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate directly flights to this country.

According to Vietnam Airlines, after completing the last step of gaining a licence from the FAA, the airline will conduct its first regular commercial direct flight to the US at the end of November this year.

After two decades of preparations, the national flag carrier will become the first airline of Vietnam to operate a direct service to the US.