Vietnam Airlines' Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner (Photo: ausbt.com.au)

Hanoi, (VNA) – Vietnam’s national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines will use the Dreamliner Boeing 787-9 - one of the most modern aircraft in its fleet – on the Hanoi – Moscow route.

The first Dreamliner Boeing 787-9 to fly on the route is scheduled to land at Moscow Domodedovo Airport at 5pm on March 27.

Capable of accommodating 311 passengers, the airplane offers inflight services meeting 4-star international standards. It can save up to 20 percent of fuel compared to previous versions of Boeing aircraft.

Speaking at a ceremony to announce the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Ngo Duc Manh stated Vietnam Airlines’ operation of Dreamliner Boeing 787-9 on the route showed Vietnam’s appreciation of its partnership with Russia.

Le Thanh Dung, head of Vietnam Airlines representative office in Russia, said the move reflects the airline’s intention to consolidate its foothold in Russia and expand its network.

In 22 years of operation, Vietnam Airlines has so far carried 200 million passengers from across the world.-VNA