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  • Nat Frogley


Today, Vietnam Airlines has taken delivery of the newest member to its fleet, the Airbus A320neo - the first of three A320neos the airline will receive this year, and an important addition given global aircraft shortages due to engine recalls.   


The modern narrow-body Airbus A320neo features next-generation engines, significantly resulting in 16 per cent fuel savings, 75 per cent noise reduction, and 50 per cent lower emissions compared to previous-generation aircraft.  


This aircraft has 182 seats and is configured in a two-class layout, with eight Business Class seats and 174 Economy Class seats, complemented by comfortable upholstery; 28-29-inch seat pitch and five-inch recline; and amenities such as a wireless IFE system. These cabin enhancements will offer an improved passenger experience while retaining a strong commitment to environmental protection.  


The introduction of the Airbus A320neo reaffirms Vietnam Airlines’ commitment to fleet modernisation and operational enhancement to meet increasing travel demand, especially during the summer season. The new aircraft is expected to serve domestic routes such as Hanoi to Dalat, Hanoi to Phu Quoc, Ho Chi Minh City to Thanh Hoa, along with Ho Chi Minh City to Chu Lai.  


This year, the delivery of Airbus A320neos will provide nearly 40,000 seats during the summer peak and 300,000 seats in the second half of the year.  


The national flag carrier is also expected to receive new wide-body Boeing 787-10s in the near future. Boeing's 787-10 is the largest member of the Dreamliner family and the largest passenger aircraft in Vietnam Airlines’ current fleet. 


With continuous efforts to improve service quality and fleet, Vietnam Airlines will bring more convenience and comfort to its customers throughout every journey. 


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About Vietnam Airlines

Vietnam Airlines, a member of Skyteam Alliance, is the flag carrier of Vietnam, connecting the world’s most thriving destinations, domestically , regionally and globally, operating 100 routes to 21 domestic and 29 international destinations. Vietnam Airlines boasts one of the youngest and most modern fleets in Asia, highlighted by their Boeing 787-9, 787-10 Dreamliners, Airbus A350-900 XWBs and Airbus A321neo. 

Vietnam Airlines ( is the only airline operating nonstop services between London Heathrow to both Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City. Flights are operated by the latest Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner featuring Economy, Premium Economy and Business Class cabins offering impeccable levels of comfort and service throughout every journey. 

The airline takes great pride enhancing connectivity between the UK, European and Vietnamese markets, boosting the commercial ties and economic recovery post pandemic. In 2019, the UK was ranked as Vietnam Airlines’ top 10 largest source of international visitors to Vietnam. 

The carrier is recognised as one of the region’s finest airlines thanks to its modern fleet and its commitment towards innovation and development — earning it international acclaim as validated by numerous prestigious awards such as 4-Star Airline Rating and World's Top 100 Airlines by Skytrax - the international air transport rating organisation; Asia's Leading Airline Brand, Asia's Leading Airline - Economy Class/Premium Economy Class and World's Leading Cultural Airline by World Travel Awards. These achievements stand as a testament to the airline’s quality across a range of products and services.

Vietnam Airlines has spearheaded Vietnam’s aviation market – one of the fastest-growing domestic markets in the world – throughout 30 years of development. Fuelled by a vibrant domestic market and rapidly growing international traffic, Vietnam Airlines is well on the way to establishing itself as major force in Asia.


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Dara Soeharto (, Leanne Barton (, Nat Frogley ( or Flora Gandolfo ( at Frog & Wolf PR. 

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