Vietnam-US direct flights to open soon: The Strait Times

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is expected to grant a Category 1 rating to Vietnam soon, allowing the opening of direct flights between the two countries, the Strait Times quoted two US officials as saying.

The US officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the Category 1 rating should be issued in the coming weeks. Vietnam Airlines and Bamboo Airways have both expressed the desire to fly to the US, but are barred from doing so until the South-east Asian nation receives the Category 1 rating. The direct flights are aimed at catering for increasing travel demands. Passengers traveling between Vietnam and the US have to transit via another country or territory.

Source: VOV5