After more than half a year of negotiations, Vietnam Airlines has just received the required certificate allowing it to operate flights to Canada and is planning to fly to two big Canadian cities of Toronto and Vancouver.
The Canadian Ministry of Transport has granted Vietnam Airlines a “Foreign Air Operator Certificate” (FAOC) to operate flights to this country.
This certificate took effect on June 11 with unlimited time and number of flights.
Accordingly, the carrier could operate flights carrying passengers and cargo between Vietnam and all airports in Canada. The earliest flight is scheduled to take off on June 30.
Vietnam Airlines is the first carrier in Vietnam to receive Canadian authorities’ permit to run flights to the country.
The carrier is building a plan to conduct flights between the two nations, with Toronto and Vancouver as its major destinations.
With a total distance of over 20,000km and two-way flight time of over 30 hours, the airliner will use wide-body aircraft Boeing 787 and Airbus A350 for the service.
Previously, the airline was granted this certificate for the first time for 3 months (July 13 to October 13, 2020) and was extended until November 15, 2020. Since then, Vietnam Airlines has remained the first and only airline in Vietnam to fly to Canada.
Thus, with the certificate just received, Vietnam Airlines can conduct passenger and cargo flights between Vietnam and all airports in Canada.
In the immediate future, the airline will operate flights to bring Vietnamese citizens in Canada home.
At the same time, the airline completes the necessary procedures to bring passengers who are Canadians, permanent residents in Canada and international students from Vietnam to Canada.
Vietnam Airlines is developing a plan to operate flights between Vietnam and Canada, of which the two big cities of Toronto and Vancouver will be the main destinations.
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