SFO Is Home to the First Regular Flights Between Vietnam and the United States
Airport celebrates the launch of Vietnam Airlines service to Ho Chi Minh City
SAN FRANCISCO –
November 30, 2021 – The San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
celebrated the launch of Vietnam Airlines nonstop service to Ho Chi
Minh City, making SFO the first airport to offer regularly-scheduled
flights between Vietnam and the United States. Last evening, an event
was held at the departure gate of the first departing flight from SFO.
Vietnam Airlines plans to operate two flights per week from SFO, using
Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
are so honored to be the first airport in the United States to offer
nonstop flights to Vietnam,” said SFO Airport Director Ivar C. Satero.
“This new service truly makes SFO the premier U.S. gateway airport, and
we are proud to offer a world-class experience with seamless access
throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. We are grateful to Vietnam
Airlines for making San Francisco their first U.S. destination, and we
are confident this new service will be a success.”
Airlines was so proud of being the country’s first airline to conduct
the charter flight to the U.S. more than a year ago to welcome
compatriots back to the homeland,” said Vietnam Airlines President and
CEO Le Hong Ha. “Today, we are pleased to announce the success of the
inaugural roundtrip commercial direct flight between Vietnam and the
U.S., marking a new milestone for Vietnam Airlines and Vietnam’s
2019, SFO Director Ivar C. Satero visited Vietnam to meet with aviation
officials to discuss the launch of regularly-scheduled flights between
San Francisco and Vietnam. The launch of Vietnam Airlines’ nonstop
flights represents the culmination of those efforts.
About Vietnam Airlines
Airlines, a member of SkyTeam Alliance, is the flag carrier of Vietnam
and the major carrier in South East Asia, operating 95 routes to 22
domestic and 29 international destinations with an average of 400
flights per day. Skytrax, the world's leading airline and airport
rating organization, has ranked Vietnam Airlines as a 4-Star airline
for four consecutive years.
About San Francisco International Airport
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experience featuring seamless access, thoughtful amenities, sustainable
design and inspiring artwork and exhibits. SFO reminds travelers that
face masks are still required by federal mandate for air travel.
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