New way to L.A.?
Flights from Australia to Los Angeles via Vietnam are on the radar, with Vietnam Airlines plotting to introduce a new service from Ho Chi Minh City starting 30 October 2018. According to papers lodged with the US Government, Vietnam Airlines is seeking permission to commence a daily non-stop service from the Vietnamese city using new state-of-the-art Airbus A350-900 aircraft. Los Angeles is one of a number of destinations in the US that the Skyteam member carrier is hoping to add, with San Francisco, New York, Seattle and Dallas/fort Worth also being considered for the future, along with Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto in Canada. Vietnam Airlines’ A350s will be configured with 305 seats spread across a three class cabin (29 in Business, 36 in Premium Economy and 240 in Economy). Currently, Vietnam Airlines operates from Sydney and Melbourne to Ho Chi Minh City and the capital, Hanoi.