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Vietnam Airlines successfully operates first direct flight to US

A flight coded VN98 of the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines from Ho Chi Minh City landed safely at San Francisco Airport in the US on November 29.

The flight, which took 13 hours and 45 minutes, marked a mile stone in the development history of the Vietnamese aviation industry as well as the Vietnam Airlines.

From November 28, Vietnam Airlines regularly operates two flights per week between Ho Chi Minh City and San Francisco. The airline plans to increase the number to seven flights after the COVID-19 pandemic is controlled and the Vietnamese government allows the reopening of regular international routes.

Vietnam Airlines also considers opening more routes to Los Angeles. All flights between Vietnam and the US will use the most modern wide-body aircraft, such as Boeing 787 and Airbus A350.

On November 4, the national flag carrier officially received a permit from the US Federal Aviation Administration to operate non-stop commercial flight service between the two countries./.