In particular, the license granted on June 8 by the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is considered the most important legal requirement for the take-off of these flights.
So far, Vietnam Airlines remains the first and only Vietnamese airline to which the TSA has granted the license to fly to the North American country.
The company is currently working on a plan to operate 12 flights to bring Vietnamese home from the United States. As planned, the first flight will take place on the 22nd from Hanoi to Washington through a stopover in Alaska and will return to Vietnam on the 24th.
With a round-trip flight duration of more than 30 hours, Vietnam Airlines plans to use the latest wide-body aircraft such as the Boeing 787 and Airbus A350 for that route.
It will also closely comply with preventive measures against the spread of COVID-19 to ensure the health of passengers.
To develop these 12 flights, Vietnam Airlines has worked with various concerned authorities, especially the United States Department of Transportation, TSA and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ./.