First look: Vietnam Airlines completes its first Dreamliner


The first Boeing B787-9 Dreamliner for Vietnam Airlines has been assembled ahead of its launch this summer. Newly released images show a first glimpse of the tailfin of Vietnam Airlines’ brand new livery – part of a comprehensive overhaul of the airline’s corporate identity and brand image.

Vietnam Airlines will ultimately have a total of 19 Boeing B787-9s as part of its major fleet upgrade which also includes the addition of 14 Airbus A350-900 XWBs. The SkyTeam alliance member will be the first airline in Asia to operate both Boeing and Airbus’ latest next-generation aircraft at the same time.

Vietnam Airlines will also be the first airline to operate the new B787-9 Dreamliner nonstop between South-East Asia and Europe, with Heathrow becoming the first international destination on the Vietnam Airlines network to be serviced by the new aircraft. Frequencies will rise from four flights to five or six flights per week between Heathrow and Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City following the deployment of the Dreamliners, before increasing to a daily service for summer 2016.

22 April 2015

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