20 JUNE 2016


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Article from BTNews 20 JUNE 2016

Vietnam's service goes daily

National flag carrier and SkyTeam member Vietnam Airlines will begin its daily non-stop service between Heathrow and Hanoi on Thursday (23 June), adding to its existing six flights a week.

The company currently has three flights a week to Ho Chi Minh City and four to Hanoi, and says the increased service follows the successful launch of its new B787-9 Dreamliner on all UK routes.

It is the first south-east Asia carrier to serve Europe with the aircraft, which entered service last summer. The airline is expected to operate a total of at least 15 when current orders and leases are fulfilled. 

With a fleet comprising mainly B777s, Airbus A330s and Airbus A321s, the company is expanding with next-generation aircraft such as the Dreamliner and A350-900 XWBs. 

The airline also launched a new livery, corporate identity and brand image last September.

Vietnam Airlines’ flights to Vietnam are scheduled to offer overnight journeys in both directions, and onward connections via a network of more than 40 destinations in Asia, including 23 within Vietnam and Indochina as well as China, Japan and Taiwan. 


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