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Vietnam Airlines launches the first nonstop flights between the United States and Vietnam. Starting from November 28th, Vietnam Airlines will be flying from Ho Chi Minh City to San Francisco twice a week, using its Boeing 787-9.
The new flight will operate with the following schedule:
- VN98 Ho Chi Minh City to San Francisco departing 8:40 PM arriving 7:30 PM
- VN99 San Francisco to Ho Chi Minh City departing 11:00 PM arriving 6:40 AM (+2 days)
The first flight will leave SGN in the evening of November 28th. The first flight from SFO will leave the next day, November 29th, and land in Vietnam on December 1st.
The carrier expects to ramp up to daily flights once travel normalizes and the Vietnam Government allows regular international flights to increase.