Bamboo Airways and SFO sign agreement to launch first nonstop flights between Vietnam and the United States

Bamboo Airways (BAV) and the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to launch the first regularly scheduled nonstop flights between Vietnam and the United States.

The agreement was signed following a test flight (above and below) from Noi Bai International Airport (HAN) to SFO using the airline’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

The MOU between BAV and SFO aims to promote the connection of the two aviation markets as well as two countries, Vietnam and the US, through nonstop commercial flights. These two countries are diverse in cultural and historical heritage, natural landscapes, traditional and human values. Based on the MOU, BAV and SFO will consolidate and promote the built-in conditions to deploy regular nonstop flights from Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to SFO.

BAV has initially planned 4 flights per week of non-stop services between Ho Chi Minh City and San Francisco using 787-900 Dreamliners with a build-up to daily frequencies based on market demand and is subject to US government approvals.