The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner which bears the golden-lotus logo of the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines made a 10 minute flying display on June 15 at the 51st Paris Air Show in Paris, France.

This is the first time the giant aircraft manufacturer has displayed its latest version with an airline’s trademark on it.

Speaking at a press conference, Boeing Vice Chairman Raymond Conner, highlighted advantages of the new design such as energy-saving and loading capacity, environmentally friendly features.

Conner spoke highly of the sound collaboration between his company and Vietnam Airlines since 1999.

Vietnam Airlines General Director Pham Ngoc Minh expressed his delight toward a joint programme made by his agency and Boeing in promoting Vietnam Airlines services.

He hoped that it is a fine start for the airline’s efforts to modernise its fleet offering higher service quality for passengers.

According to Minh, in the following months, the latest Boeing version will fly on routes connecting Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh to London and Frankfurt.

By mid-year, Vietnam Airlines will become the first Asian carrier to operate both Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and Airbus 350-900XWB, a move that marks its development progress.

The carrier is also striving for a four-star recognition within 2015 and to be among leading aviation agencies in the South East Asian by 2020.

Beginning in June 15 in Paris, the biennial show, one of the largest international expositions worldwide, lasts for a week, gathering 2260 aircraft makers and engine producers from 47 countries.-VNA