Vietnam Airlines reveals A350 and B787-9 cabins

11 Feb 2015 by GrahamSmith

Vietnam Airlines has unveiled the new seat products that will be available on its soon-to-be delivered A350 XWB and B787-9 aircraft.

The A350 business class product will feature the Sogerma Solstys seat by EADS. Those who have flown with Iberia, Emirates or Etihad will be familiar with the design.

A350 XWB business class

B787-9 business class

The cabin will be arranged in a 1-2-1 configuration, meaning all seats provide direct access to the aisle. Dimensions for the seats have not yet been revealed.

Meanwhile, the airline has decided to go for a completely different seat design on its B787-9, with the Dreamliner instead featuring the Zodiac Cirrus seat – commonly seen on Cathay Pacific and American Airlines aircraft.

With a total of 28 seats, Vietnam Airlines has configured it B787-9 business cabin with a 1-2-1 layout. Each seat will come with a 42-inch pitch, and a 15.4-inch IFE screen.

Both the Sogerma Solstys (A350) and Cirrus (B787) seat can be reclined into a fully-flat bed.

Premium economy

Economy class

Vietnam Airlines also has a premium economy cabin, which the company brands as Deluxe Economy. Details about the A350 XWB's version have not been released, but design-wise, it is expected to be identical to that on the B787-9.

The Dreamliner will offer 35 seats in Deluxe Economy sporting a 2-3-2 layout. Along with a 42-inch seat pitch, the product will offer a 10.6-inch IFE screen.

Finally, economy seats on both aircraft have been arranged in a 3-3-3 layout. Personal televisions are available on all seats in coach.

Last month, it emerged that Vietnam Airlines will move its London-bound services from Gatwick to Heathrow this summer (see news, January 9).

Clement Huang

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