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US and Vietnam.(Asia/Pacific report)

US and Vietnam on Oct. 9 initialed a new air services agreement permitting the resumption of direct air services between the countries that have been suspended since the end of the Vietnam War. Under terms of the five-year accord, two passenger carriers from each country may provide scheduled US-Vietnam service immediately. A third passenger carrier may begin service starting in the third year. Each may operate seven weekly roundtrips between the countries, according to the US Dept. of Transportation. The agreement also permits an unlimited number of scheduled all-cargo carriers to operate with no limits on weekly frequencies and includes charter rights. …

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