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Boeing Delivers 10th 787 Dreamliner To Vietnam Airlines
November 26, 2016 13:24 PM
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 26 (Bernama) -- Boeing and Vietnam Airlines celebrated the delivery of the 10th 787-9 Dreamliner.
Executive Vice President of Vietnam Airlines, Phan Xuan Duc said Vietnam Airlines was proud to welcome its 10th Boeing 787 Dreamliner, only 16 months after taking delivery of the first of the state-of-the-art aircraft.
The airline took delivery of its first 787 Dreamliner in July 2015 and has nine more 787s on order.
"The 787 is one of the keys to our fleet expansion plans, and plays a vital role in enabling us to offer customers four-star quality of service and establish Vietnam Airlines among the leading carriers in Asia," he added.
Meanwhile, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific & India Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Dinesh Keskar said Boeing was honored to deliver the 10th 787 Dreamliner to Vietnam Airlines, building on the more than 20 years of partnership to advance the country's aviation industry.
"The 787 Dreamliner has enabled Vietnam Airlines to profitably operate key routes such as Hanoi to Heathrow and Ho Chi Minh City to Sydney, while providing customers with the best passenger experience available, he said.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is an all-new, super-efficient family of commercial airplanes that bring big-jet ranges and speed to the middle of the market.
Boeing said it had designed the 787 family with superior efficiency, allowing airlines to open new routes profitably and fly directly where passengers wish in exceptional comfort.
The 787 family uses 20 to 25 per cent less fuel with 20 to 25 per cent fewer emissions than the airplanes they replaced
Since entering service in 2011, the 787 has flown more than 125 million passengers on more than 530 routes around the world, including more than 120 new non-stop routes made possible through its efficiency, Boeing added.
Vietnam Airlines, certified as a 4-Star Airline by the international air transport rating organisation SKYTRAX, operates 92 routes to 20 domestic and 29 international destinations with an average 400 daily flights.
The airline operates 787 Dreamliners on the domestic Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh City route and international routes to/from London, Frankfurt, Narita and Beijing.
To date, Vietnam Airlines' fleet of Boeing 787s has operated over 7,600 flights with 35,500 flight hours, and has flown about 1.79 million passengers.
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