Vietnam Airlines has taken delivery of its 10th B787-9 aircraft, with Dreamliner flights to Australia set to be launched next year.

The carrier’s latest B787 aircraft will be used on services to London Heathrow – Vietnam Airlines also operates international Dreamliner flights to Frankfurt, Narita and Beijing, and on domestic services between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh.

The airline has a further nine B787s on order – one additional B787-9, and eight B787-10s.

From next year Vietnam Airlines will also deploy the Dreamliner onto routes to and from Sydney and Melbourne.

Commentong on the delivery Xuan Duc, executive vice president of Vietnam Airlines said:

“Vietnam Airlines is proud to welcome our 10th Boeing 787 Dreamliner to its fleet, only 16 months after we took delivery of the first of these state-of-the-art new aircraft.

“The 787 is one of the keys to our fleet expansion plans, and plays a vital role in enabling us to offer customers four-star quality of service and establishing Vietnam Airlines as one of the leading carriers in Asia.”

Business Traveller reviewed the carrier’s business class offering on its B787 service between Hanoi and London Heathrow last year.