Vietnam Airlines has hit the 100-aircraft milestone with the delivery of a Boeing 787-10, its third example of the variant.
The airline celebrated the arrival of the aircraft - VN-A873, MSN60288 - with a ceremony at Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport, attended by deputy prime minister Truong Hoa Binh.
“This opens up new development opportunities for Vietnam Airlines on its quest to leverage Vietnam’s aviation industry among leading airlines in the region and the world,” says company chairman Pham Ngoc Minh.
The 100th aircraft of Vietnam Airlines, a 787-10.
The airline has used the type between Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, as well as on services to South Korea.
“The new generation fleet does not only supplements Vietnam’s national security and defence but also helps Vietnam Airlines strengthen its operational efficiency thanks to its reduced fuel consumption and emissions as well as service quality,” says the airline.
The aircraft after arriving at Noi Bai International Airport
Cirium fleets data shows that Vietnam Airlines operates 53 Airbus A321s, 14 A321neos, 14 A350-900s, 11 787-9s, three 787-10s, and five ATR 72-500s. In October 2018, the airline operated 86 aircraft.