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Fri, 16 Aug 2019

Vietnam Airlines Takes Delivery of First Boeing 787-10 Aircraft

Vietnam Airlines has taken delivery of the first of eight Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner airplanes.

On lease from Air Lease Corporation, the new 787-10 will complement Vietnam Airlines' existing fleet of 787-9 jets.

The 787-10 is longer than the 787-9, providing the space to carry 40 more passengers and more cargo.

Vietnam Airlines is outfitting its 787-10 models with 367 seats, 24 in business class and 343 in economy class.

Vietnam Airlines Boeing 787-10. Click to enlarge.

In addition to its size and fuel efficiency, the 787-10 can cover long distances. With a published range of 6,430 nautical miles (11,910 km), the 787-10 can fly more than 95 percent of the world's twin-aisle routes.

"Welcoming the largest member of the 787 family to our growing fleet ensures we continue to boast one of the youngest and most modern fleets in Asia and also adds a competitive edge to Vietnam Airlines' operations. We appreciate the unbeatable efficiency performance with reduced fuel burn and outstanding passenger comfort and amenities," said Pham Ngoc Minh, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vietnam Airlines. "On our journey to become a 5-star airline, we are confident that the Boeing 787-10 fleet will further elevate the customer experience on the Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh route as well as many international routes."

With the delivery to Vietnam Airlines, the 787-10 continues to expand its global presence. More than 30 of this Dreamliner model have been delivered to six operators since the airplane entered commercial service last year. Airlines are deploying the 787-10 around the world, especially in Asia as it is home to more than half of all 787-10 destinations.

"Vietnam Airlines has achieved impressive growth in recent years and helped power the rapid rise of commercial aviation in Southeast Asia," said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing of The Boeing Company. "We see even greater potential ahead and the 787-10 brings the perfect combination of size and efficiency for Vietnam Airlines to serve high-demand routes, while the longer-range 787-9 delivers the flexibility to connect the world's major cities with popular destinations in Vietnam and surrounding countries."

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