Vietnam Airlines welcomes 100th aircraft
  • | VGP | October 23, 2019 08:02 AM
National flag carrier Viet Nam Airlines welcomed the 100th aircraft, Boeing 787-10, of its fleet at a ceremony in Noi Bai International Airport on October 22 .

Speaking at the ceremony, Deputy PM Truong Hoa Binh spoke highly of the efforts made by Viet Nam Airlines over the past time.

He emphasized that the aircraft number is just one of the elements of a carrier’s strength, while service quality, technical infrastructure, and the capacity of personnel in all steps are also key to its development, sustainability and success.

The plane is the third among the eight Boeing 787-10s Viet Nam Airlines will receive from August 2019 to March 2021.

This is the biggest aircraft type in Viet Nam at present. Within two months, the first two Boeing 787-10s of the carrier conducted nearly 140 flights with more than 83,000 passengers on routes linking Ha Noi with Ho Chi Minh City and Viet Nam with the Republic of Korea.

Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vietnam Airlines Pham Ngoc Minh said the reception of the 100th plane is an important milestone, affirming the leading position of the firm with the biggest fleet in Viet Nam that is comparable to other carriers’ in the region.

The fleet of new-generation aircraft has helped Viet Nam Airlines improve its operating capacity, flight safety and service quality so as to become a five-star international carrier in the near future, he noted.

Viet Nam Airlines currently owns the second largest fleet of Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 wide-body planes in Southeast Asia, with 14 Airbus A350-900s, 11 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, and three Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners.

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