Vietnam Airlines has taken delivery of its first of eight Boeing 787-10s, acquired through a lease deal with Air Lease.
The GE Aviation GEnx-powered 787-10 joins Vietnam Airlines’ existing fleet of 11 smaller 787-9s, providing capacity for up to 40 more passengers, says Boeing. The airline is configuring its 787-10s with a 367-seat two-class layout comprising 24 in business and 343 in economy.
“We are confident that the Boeing 787-10 fleet will further elevate the customer experience on the Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh route as well as many international routes,” says Pham Ngoc Minh, chairman of the board of directors of Vietnam Airlines.
“Air Lease is extremely pleased to announce this important first 787-10 delivery to Vietnam Airlines with Boeing and be the first lessor to introduce the airline to the -10,” says executive chairman Steve Udvar-Hazy.