Category: News, Date: May 9, 2020

Vietnam Airlines Flies To The US For The First Time With A 787-10

Vietnam Airlines has flown its first-ever flight to the United States. A Boeing 787-10 operating a repatriation flight landed in San Francisco, California, on May 7th. The flight is bringing citizens back to Vietnam.

First-ever US flight

VN1 landed in San Francisco International Airport (SFO) on May 7th. The brand-new Boeing 787-10 flew nonstop from Hanoi to San Francisco, where it made quite a scene. Midday on May 7th, the aircraft took off for Hanoi via an overnight stop in Anchorage, Alaska. Nonstop, the flight between Hanoi and San Francisco is about 6,400nm– right at the upper end of the 787-10’s range.

With passengers onboard, the aircraft has to make a stop en route to Asia. So, the flight is following the lead of most Asia-bound cargo flights with a stop in Anchorage. Although, the passengers appear to be spending the night in Anchorage based on tracking data from Flightradar24.