Vietnam Airlines has taken delivery of its 100th
The 100th aircraft is the third out of eight Boeing
787-10’s to be delivered between August 2019 to March 2021.
“Delivery of our 100th aircraft has affirmed our
leading position coupled with owning the largest fleet in Vietnam,
and ranking among the top Asia Pacific airlines. This opens up
new development opportunities for Vietnam Airlines on its quest to
leverage Vietnam’s aviation industry among leading airlines in the
region and the world,” said Mr. Pham Ngoc Minh, Chairman of the
Board of Directors, Vietnam Airlines.
Vietnam Airlines owns the second-largest
Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 fleet in Southeast Asia
and ranks among the top airlines in Asia Pacific, comprising 14
Airbus A350-900s, 11 Boeing 787-9 and 3 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners.
While the wide-body fleet plays a crucial role in domestic and
international routes, the narrow-body fleet of 52 Airbus A321, 14
Airbus A321neo, and 6 ATR-72 have been effectively utilized on
low-capacity and short distance routes or at airports with limited infrastructure.
“This milestone delivery
is a great symbol of the rising fortunes of Vietnam Airlines. The
carrier has grown steadily and profitably as it has connected
Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, and other great cities with the
world. At Boeing, we are honored to be long-standing partners of
Vietnam Airlines, from the lease of three 767-300ERs nearly 25
years ago to the delivery of the most efficient wide-body airplane
today, the 787-10 Dreamliner,” said Mr. Ihssane Mounir, Senior
vice president of Commercial Sales & Marketing for The Boeing
Company. He continued, “Congratulations to the Vietnam Airlines
team. We are excited to deliver additional 787-10 aircraft to
complement your 787-9 airplanes in opening up even more travel
possibilities for your customers.”
Vietnam Airlines has said it will continue its journey of fleet
renewal by replacing outdated aircraft of over 12 years old with
new generation narrow-body and regional jets.