MIAMI — Vietnam Airlines continues hitting the headlines. After the delivery of its first Airbus A350 last week, the state-owned airline has announced the subscription of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the acquisition of eight 787-10 Dreamliners and eight 777-8X aircraft.
The event, attended by the media and diplomatic delegates and ministers from Vietnam and the United States, was highlighted by the presence of the airline’s 787-9 Dreamliner at the Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Washington D.C., which was brought to the airport for a static display.
“I’m glad to introduce the very first Boeing 787 Dreamliner for Vietnam Airlines, marking the start of 19 of these new aircraft to expand our fleet and operations,” said Dr. Pham Viet Thanh, Chairman of Vietnam Airlines. “I believe that with its state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly, safe and convenient features, the 787 will offer Vietnam Airlines’ customers new experiences and a new quality of service.”
“Today we build on more than two decades of partnership with Vietnam Airlines and Boeing is honored to be joined by General Secretary H.E Nguyen Phu Trong on his historic first official visit to the United States,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner. “We are proud to celebrate Vietnam Airlines’ first 787 Dreamliner and to continue to provide them with the best airplanes in the world.”
Last month, Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Vietnam Airlines flew the aircraft for its flying display at the Paris Air Show, stunning the audience with its amazing flying capabilities.
Vietnam Airlines expects to take delivery of this aircraft at the end of the month, and like its first A350 received, the initial route to be operated will be from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, for a late long-range deployment to London and Frankfurt.