Vietnam Airlines gets clearance for Canada flights
National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has received a permit from Transport Canada to carry passengers and cargo to every airport in the country starting June 11.
Vietnam Airlines is the first Vietnamese carrier to get this permission is granted after a stringent process. The examination process for Vietnam Airlines took four months.
The airline plans to launch repatriation flights to bring the Vietnamese in Canada back home, as also carry the Canadians and students who want to study abroad to Canada. It will operate flights mainly to Toronto and Vancouver.
The airline will use its biggest wide-body aircraft – the Boeing 787 or the Airbus A350 for these flights. It will implement strict Covid-19 prevention measures on the flights.
The first flight is set to take off on June 30 to Toronto to bring home Vietnamese citizens stuck in the country.
The carrier has also received permission from U.S. authorities to conduct 12 repatriation flights this year, the first of which is scheduled for this month.
Vietnam Airlines had been allowed to operate flights to Canada last year, but only for four months from July to November.
By Thuy Tien – VnExpress.net – June 18, 2021