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Vietnam Airlines New B787 and A350

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very nice but they should color contrast the carpets/seats not all blue.

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Different business class seats in both ..wonder why

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Perhaps both aircraft are intended for different markets. Maybe the supplier cannot supply seats/ stocks fast enough.

I could understand if one was a regional config, but both are 1-2-1 lie-flat long haul seats which doesn't make that much sense.

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VN is definitely upping its game in the region with 2 new game changing aircrafts, however its soft product still needs some work. It will be the 1st SE Asian carrier to operate both fleets with both coming in virtually the same time.

 

I still hope this doesn't mean an increase to their Business fares! Australia-Europe fares are very attractive! Their new Premium Economy product looks very attractive too with a 2-3-2 layout, I definitely would like to give it ago.

 

VN will also be going through a brand refresh with the introduction of the 2 new aircraft.

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Wow!!

 

They must've planned it all out to be able to have that golden cheat line to run down the length of the wings. There are quite a few airlines that are taking their colours to the wings, one of them being Virgin's 787 with red wingtips. Looking forward to see other airlines following suite.

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if only Malaysia Airlines has a nice livery like that

 

current livery is amatureish

 

Hope the new CEO will fix that... can't stand too many liveries at one time: identity crisis.

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If we adopt the curvy cheat lines it might resemble -NAA or -NAB.

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Vietnam Airlines reveals livery of its first A350 XWB

 

9 MARCH 2015 PRESS RELEASE
The first A350 XWB for Vietnam Airlines has been rolled out of the Airbus paint shop in Toulouse on Friday 6th March, featuring the airline’s updated distinctive blue and gold lotus livery.
The aircraft, which will be leased from AerCap, is now entering the advanced stage of production. This will include installation of the engines, completion of cabin furnishing, and cockpit fitting, followed by ground and flight tests. The aircraft is scheduled for delivery in the middle of the year.
Vietnam Airlines will become the first Asian airline to fly the A350 XWB and the second operator in the world. Vietnam Airlines will acquire 14 A350 XWBs, including ten on order from Airbus and four under lease agreements. The carrier will operate its A350 XWB fleet on premium long haul routes, beginning with services between Hanoi and Paris.
The A350 XWB is the latest addition to the market-leading Airbus Widebody Family. The type sets new standards in terms of flight experience for passengers, operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness for airlines. At the end of February 2015, the A350 XWB had won 780 firm orders from 40 customers worldwide.
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Source: Airbus

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Vietnam Airlines becomes world’s second operator of the A350 XWB

 

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New levels of comfort and efficiency for carrier’s long haul services
30 JUNE 2015 PRESS RELEASE
Vietnam Airlines has become the second airline in the world to operate the all-new A350 XWB, following a special ceremony in Toulouse today. The A350-900 aircraft was delivered to global lessor AerCap on lease to the airline for operation on long haul routes and is scheduled to arrive in Hanoi tomorrow. Altogether, Vietnam Airlines is set to acquire 14 A350 XWBs, including 10 ordered from Airbus and four from lessors.
Vietnam Airlines will inaugurate commercial service with the A350 XWB later this week, initially on the Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh domestic sector and then on non-stop flights from Hanoi to Paris. The aircraft is configured with a premium three class layout, with 29 seats that convert to full flat beds in Business Class, 45 seats in Premium Economy and 231 in Economy. In addition to more personal space in all classes, the aircraft features the latest in-flight entertainment and connectivity systems throughout.
Vietnam Airlines’ new A350 XWB will join an existing Airbus fleet of 59 aircraft flying with the carrier, comprising 49 A321s and 10 A330s.
“The arrival of the A350 XWB marks the start of a major upgrade of our long haul fleet,” said Trinh Ngoc Thanh, Executive Vice President, Commercial, Vietnam Airlines. “Combining the latest technologies, a wider cabin and the highest levels of comfort, the A350 XWB will enable us to fly our passengers in style whichever class of travel they choose. We are proud to be the second airline in the world to receive the A350 XWB aircraft which is a step forward that helps us to fulfil our commitment to “reach further”.”
“AerCap is pleased to be the first leasing company to take delivery of the A350 XWB directly from Airbus,” said Philip Scruggs, President & Chief Commercial Officer, AerCap. “We believe that the A350 XWB is an excellent addition to the Airbus family of aircraft. It incorporates the latest technology in both airframe and engines and will deliver important operating efficiencies to our airline customers. We are pleased to be leasing our first A350 XWB to Vietnam Airlines, which is one of the most vibrant airlines in Asia.”
“We are proud to see Vietnam Airlines become the second airline in the world to operate the A350 XWB,” said Fabrice Brégier, President and CEO, Airbus. “We are confident that the all-new A350 XWB will enable Vietnam Airlines to consolidate its position as one of Asia’s leading international carriers, bringing its passengers the best the industry has to offer.”
“We also thank AerCap for its ongoing confidence in our products and endorsement of their long term investment value,” added Mr Brégier. “The delivery of the A350 XWB for Vietnam Airlines marks a new milestone in our excellent partnership with AerCap, together offering a wide range of modern and cost-efficient fleet solutions for airlines in every market segment.”
AerCap is Airbus’ largest customer, and has ordered a cumulative total of 945 Airbus aircraft over the years. These include firm orders for a total of 20 A350 XWBs.
The A350 XWB features the latest aerodynamic design, carbon fibre fuselage and wings, plus new fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines. Together, these latest technologies translate into unrivalled levels of operational efficiency, with a 25 per cent reduction in fuel burn and emissions, and significantly lower maintenance costs.
To date, Airbus has recorded a total of 781 firm orders for the A350 XWB from 40 customers worldwide, already making it one of the most successful widebody aircraft ever. The aircraft handed over today is the fifth A350 XWB to be delivered, following the type’s entry into commercial service with its first operator earlier this year.
Building momentum: Vietnam Airlines becomes second operator of the game-changing A350 XWB:

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Vietnam Airlines becomes world’s second operator of the A350 XWB

 

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New levels of comfort and efficiency for carrier’s long haul services
30 JUNE 2015 PRESS RELEASE
Vietnam Airlines has become the second airline in the world to operate the all-new A350 XWB, following a special ceremony in Toulouse today. The A350-900 aircraft was delivered to global lessor AerCap on lease to the airline for operation on long haul routes and is scheduled to arrive in Hanoi tomorrow. Altogether, Vietnam Airlines is set to acquire 14 A350 XWBs, including 10 ordered from Airbus and four from lessors.
Vietnam Airlines will inaugurate commercial service with the A350 XWB later this week, initially on the Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh domestic sector and then on non-stop flights from Hanoi to Paris. The aircraft is configured with a premium three class layout, with 29 seats that convert to full flat beds in Business Class, 45 seats in Premium Economy and 231 in Economy. In addition to more personal space in all classes, the aircraft features the latest in-flight entertainment and connectivity systems throughout.
Vietnam Airlines’ new A350 XWB will join an existing Airbus fleet of 59 aircraft flying with the carrier, comprising 49 A321s and 10 A330s.
“The arrival of the A350 XWB marks the start of a major upgrade of our long haul fleet,” said Trinh Ngoc Thanh, Executive Vice President, Commercial, Vietnam Airlines. “Combining the latest technologies, a wider cabin and the highest levels of comfort, the A350 XWB will enable us to fly our passengers in style whichever class of travel they choose. We are proud to be the second airline in the world to receive the A350 XWB aircraft which is a step forward that helps us to fulfil our commitment to “reach further”.”
“AerCap is pleased to be the first leasing company to take delivery of the A350 XWB directly from Airbus,” said Philip Scruggs, President & Chief Commercial Officer, AerCap. “We believe that the A350 XWB is an excellent addition to the Airbus family of aircraft. It incorporates the latest technology in both airframe and engines and will deliver important operating efficiencies to our airline customers. We are pleased to be leasing our first A350 XWB to Vietnam Airlines, which is one of the most vibrant airlines in Asia.”
“We are proud to see Vietnam Airlines become the second airline in the world to operate the A350 XWB,” said Fabrice Brégier, President and CEO, Airbus. “We are confident that the all-new A350 XWB will enable Vietnam Airlines to consolidate its position as one of Asia’s leading international carriers, bringing its passengers the best the industry has to offer.”
“We also thank AerCap for its ongoing confidence in our products and endorsement of their long term investment value,” added Mr Brégier. “The delivery of the A350 XWB for Vietnam Airlines marks a new milestone in our excellent partnership with AerCap, together offering a wide range of modern and cost-efficient fleet solutions for airlines in every market segment.”
AerCap is Airbus’ largest customer, and has ordered a cumulative total of 945 Airbus aircraft over the years. These include firm orders for a total of 20 A350 XWBs.
The A350 XWB features the latest aerodynamic design, carbon fibre fuselage and wings, plus new fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines. Together, these latest technologies translate into unrivalled levels of operational efficiency, with a 25 per cent reduction in fuel burn and emissions, and significantly lower maintenance costs.
To date, Airbus has recorded a total of 781 firm orders for the A350 XWB from 40 customers worldwide, already making it one of the most successful widebody aircraft ever. The aircraft handed over today is the fifth A350 XWB to be delivered, following the type’s entry into commercial service with its first operator earlier this year.
Building momentum: Vietnam Airlines becomes second operator of the game-changing A350 XWB:

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So far, no plans - only heard that they are doing training and familiarisation on HAN-SGN flights for a few months. Then the B787 and A350 aircraft will be deployed on long haul routes.

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So far, no plans - only heard that they are doing training and familiarisation on HAN-SGN flights for a few months. Then the B787 and A350 aircraft will be deployed on long haul routes.

 

thanks for the info. managed to take the advantage of BI's 787s regional flights couple of years ago. let's hope VN will change their mind and deploy these birds to KUL

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Boeing, Vietnam Airlines Celebrate First 787 Dreamliner for Flag Carrier

 

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WASHINGTON, July 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Vietnam Airlines celebrated a historic event today witnessed by H.E. Nguyen Phu Trong, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, with the flag carrier's first 787 Dreamliner serving as a backdrop.
The event was attended by more than 200 delegates, ministers and ambassadors from Vietnam and the United States, as well as local and international media, and other invited guests at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The airplane on display is scheduled to be delivered to Vietnam Airlines later this month.
"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."

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Wow they're upping their game... I've never been on a B787 or A350 and I'm quite tempted to fly them to Europe.

Very cheap too, less than RM 2K to go to FRA via SGN. Dunno when they will operate this route on A350 as their first A350 Euro route will be to CDG.

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Very cheap too, less than RM 2K to go to FRA via SGN. Dunno when they will operate this route on A350 as their first A350 Euro route will be to CDG.

 

Wow less than RM2k is pretty amazing, thanks.... I had a look on their schedule next year, looks like HAN-FRA is 788 and SGN-FRA is 350. And stopover in Vietnam is allowed too, that's a pretty good deal!

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I'll tell you what's a better deal - now until 31 dec if you have status (what kind is unclear) with another alliance outside Skyteam - Alitalia is matching - I got matched to freccia alata plus so could be worth a try.

Use the status to enjoy lounges on this VN trip.

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Wow less than RM2k is pretty amazing, thanks.... I had a look on their schedule next year, looks like HAN-FRA is 788 and SGN-FRA is 350. And stopover in Vietnam is allowed too, that's a pretty good deal!

Yes, I just had a look at Nov 2015 schedules and they are sending the B788 to LHR too. Return fares are also around RM 1800+.

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