Vietnam Airlines puts modern aircraft into service

23-Aug-2019 Intellasia | The Saigon Times | 6:02 AM Print This Post

Vietnam Airlines has put the industry’s most efficient twin-aisle aircraft, the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, into operation, marking its first step toward deploying the newest and most modern jets on the busiest routes in the national flag carrier’s expanding network.

The airline on August 15 took delivery of the first of eight Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner jetliners, which are expected to be delivered to Vietnam Airlines by 2020, under a lease agreement with Air Lease Corporation.

The use of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft has ranked the carrier among the top four of Asia’s airlines operating the newest planes.

Under the strategy to grow its fleet with wide-body and modern aircraft, Vietnam Airlines will operate both Boeing 787-10 and 787-9 aircraft on its major domestic air routes between Hanoi City and HCM City and on international routes to South Korea this September.

The new 787-10, which is longer than the 787-9, provides space for 40 more passengers and additional cargo. Also, it offers the lowest operating costs per seat of any twin-aisle jet in service.

The aircraft has 367 seats, including 24 in business class and 343 in economy class. In addition to its size and fuel efficiency, the 787-10 can cover long distances.

In the fiercely competitive market, local carriers are rushing to expand their aircraft fleet to optimise the performance of their air transport operations. Thanks to the largest member of the 787 family, Vietnam Airlines now holds the advantage.


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