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Vietnam Airlines receives 11th Boeing Dreamliner

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Vietnam Airlines' Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner (Source: VNA)
Hanoi, May 7 (VNA) – The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines (VNA) received the 11th Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, the last of its 787-9 Dreamliner order with Boeing, on May 6, at Noi Bai International Airport.

The plane was put into use on May 7 on the Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City route.

Vietnam Airlines Deputy Director General Le Hong Ha said that the 11 “dream liners” will help the carrier provide four-star services for passengers.

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.-VNA
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