|The Transport Ministry said Bamboo Airways completed technical conditions and submitted a dossier to the US Department of Transport to seek permission for regular flights. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — The Transport Ministry has suggested the Foreign Ministry send a diplomatic note to the US on the designation of Bamboo Airways as an operator of regular flights between Việt Nam and the US.
According to Article 3 of the air transportation agreement between Việt Nam and the US, each of the signatories has the right to designate as many airlines as it wishes to operate international air transport in line with the deal. The designations shall be informed to the other side in a document via the diplomatic channel, and should specify charter or scheduled flights, or both, the Transport Ministry said in its document sent to the Foreign Ministry.
In preparation for tapping direct flights to the US next year, Bamboo Airways has been granted a business licence for international and domestic air transport and an air operator certificate (AOC) for the B787-9 aircraft in the North American region.
On September 23 and 24, it operated a round-trip flight of Hà Nội-San Francisco-Hà Nội as licensed by aviation authorities of Việt Nam and the US.
The Transport Ministry said Bamboo Airways completed technical conditions and submitted a dossier to the US Department of Transport to seek permission for regular flights.
National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines was already designated to operate regular flights between the two nations, and it is still preparing its flight plan. — VNS