Vietnam Airlines is upgrading the level of
comfort on four of the airline's Boeing 777-200ERs.
business class seats; installation of new deluxe economy and
economy class passenger seats; and revisions to the inflight
entertainment system, in-seat power and cabin cooling systems are
all part of the upgrade.
Boeing also relocated and updated
lavatories, galleys, ceilings, sidewalls, lighting, plumbing and
the lower lobe attendant crew rest modules to enable the expanded
service planned for these 777s.
The first aircraft was
recently completed and Vietnam Airlines has since re-introduced
the aircraft into service.
"We are very pleased to have
selected Boeing to be our partner in developing and delivering
this interior upgrade program," Vietnam Airlines Executive Vice
President of Technical Nguyen Van Hung said. "Our interior
modernization program is a key part of our efforts to provide
market leading services and passenger comfort, further affirming
Vietnam Airlines' position as a major carrier in the Southeast
Asian region, especially after we joined the SkyTeam alliance."
As the national flag carrier of Vietnam,
headquartered in Hanoi, Vietnam Airlines currently flies 75 routes to 20
domestic and 26 international destinations with more than 290
daily flights. Operating a young fleet of 70 modern aircraft,
the airline expects to further expand its fleet to 115 and 165
aircraft by 2015 and 2020, respectively.
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