Vietnam Airlines unveils A350 and B787 seat designs

11 Feb 2015 by Clement Huang

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

For the A350 business class product, the airline has decided to go for the Sogerma Solstys seat by EADS. Customers that have flown with Iberia, Emirates or Etihad will be familiar with the design.

A350 XWB business class seat

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

B787-9 business class seat

Meanwhile, Vietnam Airlines has decided to go for a completely different seat design on its B787-9. The Dreamliner will instead feature the ever-popular Zodiac Cirrus seat – commonly seen on Cathay Pacific and American Airlines aircraft.

With a total of 28 seats, the airline has configured its business class 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 are considered some of the best designs in the industry, and can be reclined into a fully flat bed configuration.

Premium economy

Vietnam Airlines 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.

Economy class with personal TV 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. 

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Clement Huang

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