Vietnam Airlines fleet ready to use B787 and A350

Mon, 02 Mar 2015. Last updated Tue, 04 Dec 2018 17:22

From April 2015, Vietnam Airlines fleet will be renewed by B787 and A350. The airline will be the first airlines in Asia receiving and exploiting two latest advanced aircrafts. It also upgrades quality of services and change new brand identity.

Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner are two saving-energy aircrafts in new Vietnam Airlines fleet with medium size with the capability in long-haul routes. The two reputable brands are making their attempt to become the world biggest aircraft manufacturer. The aircrafts assembled to meet demands of international long-haul flights are flighting to gain market share in Paris Air Show. They are two rivals of each other for a long time. European aircraft manufacturer - Airbus and Boeing the United States once again become the focus of attention.

Bloomberg gives some criteria to compare two brands of aircraft manufacturers. On the starting price, the Airbus A350 is priced from US $ 245.5 million, while the Boeing 787 has a slightly lower price: US $243.6 million. The Airbus can carry up to 314 passengers, while the maximum in Dreamliner is 290 Dreamliner. But the average number of passengers that both of them can carry is 270. About the length of route, Airbus can fly more than 15,600km without energy provided, while Boeing is slightly better with 50km. All two types of aircrafts have the speed of 900km/h, equal to 85% speed of sound. This means, in flights from New Jersey (US) to Singapore, it takes about 17 hours, less than 1 hour and a half compared with other currently commercial aircrafts. By dint of using lightweight composite materials, aircrafts use less fuel. Airbus has 30% of the structure using composite materials, while Dreamliner use half of the structure.

A350 Vietnam Airlines

Mr. Pham Ngoc Minh - Vice General Director of Vietnam Airlines said, "During over the next 3 years from 2015, VNA will renovate all fleet with wide body aircrafts of Airbus 350 and Boeing 787-9. This is an important breakthrough, which helps the airline modernize and improve the quality of service, contribute to the development of long-term goal of becoming one of top leading airlines in South East Asia.

After VN Airlines issues the video and images about two new aircrafts of Boeing 787-9 and Airbus A350 XWB on Youtube and Facebook, there are new schedules of two aircrafts on domestic routes. Previously, there are only Boeing 787-9 in flights to London from July and Airbus A350 XWB in flights to Paris and Seoul since October. For many who love to experience new planes of Vietnam Airlines, the opportunity to get on the aircraft is not high. However, for domestic flights, it is easier. At the beginning of last month, two new Vietnam Airlines domestic flights released are implemented by Boeing 787-9 and Airbus A350 XWB in routes between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City... Accordingly, Boeing 787-9 will fly in this routes from early June and Airbus A350 XWB will start from early July.

Inside Boeing 787 Dreamliner Vietnam Airlines

Besides, it is expected that at the end of this month (March 2015), Vietnam Airlines will announce to have its exploitation at Heathrow Airport (London - UK). Accordingly, passengers of Vietnam Airlines travel from/to London (UK) will conduct check-in procedures, baggage and boarding at Heathrow Terminal 4, instead of Gatwick Airport, the current airport operated by Vietnam Airline. At the London Heathrow Airport, VNA will increase the frequency of 4 flights / week up to 5 flights / week, including 3 flights between Hanoi – London, and 3 flights between Ho Chi Minh City and London.

Popular destinations of Vietnam Airlines

CountryCityAirport
VietnamVinhVinh Airport, Vinh (VII) - Vietnam
VietnamQui NhonPhu Cat Airport, Qui Nhon (UIH) - Vietnam
VietnamNha TrangCam Ranh Airport, Nha Trang (CXR) - Vietnam
VietnamRach GiaRach Gia Airport, Rach Gia (VKG) - Vietnam
VietnamCan ThoTra Noc International Airport, Can Tho (VCA) - Vietnam
VietnamPleikuPleiku Airport, Pleiku (PXU) - Vietnam
VietnamBan Me ThuotBan Me Thuot Airport, Ban Me Thuot (BMV) - Vietnam
VietnamThanh HoaTho Xuan Airport, Thanh Hoa (THD) - Vietnam
VietnamCa MauCa Mau Airport, Ca Mau (CAH) - Vietnam
VietnamHuePhu Bai International Airport, Hue (HUI) - Vietnam
AustriaViennaVienna International Airport, Vienna (VIE) - Austria
VietnamQuang NinhVan Don International Airport, Quang Ninh (VDO) - Vietnam
JapanAkitaAkita Airport, Akita (AXT) - Japan
JapanOitaOita Airport, Oita (OIT) - Japan
IndonesiaJakartaSoekarno–Hatta International Airport, Jakarta (CGK) - Indonesia
MalaysiaTawauTawau Airport, Tawau (TWU) - Malaysia
MoldovaChisinauChişinău International Airport, Chisinau (KIV) - Moldova
PakistanKarachiJinnah International Airport , Karachi (KHI) - Pakistan
MARSHALL ISLANDSMajuroMarshall Islands International Airport , Majuro (MAJ) - MARSHALL ISLANDS
ChinaXi AnXi'an Xianyang International Airport, Xi An (XIY) - China

Popular routes of Vietnam Airlines

Hanoi -> Tuy Hoa 34 USDHanoi -> Vinh 26 USD
Hanoi -> Hue 31 USDBan Me Thuot -> Da Nang 31 USD
Ban Me Thuot -> Hanoi 41 USDPhu Quoc -> Hanoi 48 USD
Ca Mau -> Ho Chi Minh City 62 USDQuang Ninh -> Ho Chi Minh City 33 USD
Haiphong -> Ho Chi Minh City 39 USDRach Gia -> Ho Chi Minh City 50 USD
Manila -> Phnom Penh 307 USDPhnom Penh -> Adelaide 726 USD
Nha Trang -> Bangkok 106 USDDalat -> Helsinki 955 USD
Miyazaki <-> Bangkok 1,291 USDSingapore <-> Tokyo 821 USD
Quang Nam -> Amsterdam 896 USDOkayama <-> Siem Reap 856 USD
Pleiku -> Luang Prabang 144 USDKoh Samui -> Macau 347 USD

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