Vietnam Airlines receives 11th Boeing Dreamliner
The plane was put into use on May 7 on the Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City route.
Dinesh Keskar, Senior Vice President of Asia Pacific and India Sales for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said that with the 11th Boeing 787-9, VNA is among the airlines with the biggest 787 fleets in the Asia-Pacific region, which affirms its commitment to becoming a leading carrier in the region.
Vietnam Airlines received its first Dreamliner in July 2015. Besides the domestic route between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, the Boeing 787-9s are being used for international flights from Hanoi and HCM City to London (the UK), Frankfurt (Germany), Narita (Japan), Beijing (China), and Sydney and Melbourne (Australia).
From May 13 to June 30, it will use the aircraft on its flights between Hanoi and Singapore to meet high travel demand during the summer peak.
As of now, the fleet of Boeing 787s has flown 11,400 flights with more than 60,700 flying hours, transporting 2.13 million passengers.
The carrier will receive eight 787-10 Dreamliners in the following years.