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