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PICTURES: Vietnam Airlines first Boeing 787-9 completes assembly

Vietnam Airlines’ first Boeing 787-9 aircraft has rolled off the final assembly line.

The aircraft will have its exterior painted, before its expected delivery in June, says the state-owned carrier.

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In an earlier press statement, Vietnam Airlines says the 787s will be deployed on services from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to London in July, Frankfurt in November, and Tokyo Narita in early 2016. The aircraft will also serve the Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City route.

By the end of 2015, it will have taken delivery of five 787-9s and four Airbus A350-900s. It expects to complete delivery of its orders for both types by early 2019, the airline adds.

Vietnam Airlines holds orders for 14 A350-900s and 17 787-9s, Flightglobal's Ascend Fleets database shows.

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