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Vietnam Airlines receives first Dreamliner

Released at: 10:40, 03/08/2015

Vietnam Airlines receives first Dreamliner

First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner part of 19 aircraft to come as national flag carrier upgrades its fleet.

by Quoc Tran

The first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner of a 19-aircraft deal joined Vietnam Airlines’ fleet on August 2.

Vietnam Airlines is therefore the first carrier in the Asia-Pacific region to receive both of the leading aircraft in the world - the Dreamliner and the Airbus A350-900XWB.

The national flag carrier will receive a second Dreamliner on August 10 and another 17 aircraft over the next five years, as it upgrades its fleet for long-haul flights.

The Dreamliner will take its flight on August 4 from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City and then be used on the Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh City to London route from September.

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