Major Vietnam airports pass US transport security scrutiny

By Doan Loan   December 31, 2021 | 09:52 pm PT
Major Vietnam airports pass US transport security scrutiny
A Vietnam Airlines aircraft seen at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) “highly regards” the security arrangements at Vietnam’s two biggest airports, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV).

The CAAV’s statement came after the TSA completed a 12-day (December 2-13) inspection at the Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi and the Tan Son Nhat International Airport in HCMC to evaluate safety of direct flights between Vietnam and the U.S.

The TSA, said to be one of the most stringent aviation authorities in the world, completed its inspection without any proposal for changes, the CAAV said.

Part of the inspection was an examination of safety arrangements in transporting goods of 10 foreign airlines and of transporting passengers by national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines.

The TSA also inspected other aviation functions including catering, equipment maintenance and customs procedures. It expressed high regard for synchronization in the conduct of safety regulations and the quality of security screening at the two airports, the CAAV said.

Vietnam Airlines became the first airline in Vietnam to begin a regular flight route to the U.S. last month.

Budget carrier Bamboo Airways received permits to operate 12 charter flights to the U.S. from September to November. It is in the process of acquiring permits to operate regular flights between the two countries.

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