Vietstar Airlines cleared to take to the skies

Vietstar Airlines, a military-run company, has received permission to operate aircraft for commercial purposes after first applying in 2015.

The Vietnam Civil Aviation Authority Monday granted the Aircraft Operator Certificate (AOC) to Vietstar Airlines, making it the sixth airline in Vietnam.

The AOC is a certificate approved by a regulatory authority, allowing a carrier to operate aircraft for commercial purposes within a specified scope of activities.

Vietstar Airlines is allowed to operate two types of aircrafts including Embraer Legacy 600, and Beechcraft King Air B300.

Vietstar has targeted to serve 500,000 passengers and carry 32,000 tons of cargo in the first year of operation.

Source: VOV5