Vietnam Airlines will begin operating the B787-9 to Tokyo next year, making the Japanese capital one of the first Asian cities to feature the carrier’s new aircraft.
The Skyteam member took delivery of the B787-9 last month, and has since deployed it on several domestic services between Ho Chi Minh City, as well as the Ho Chi Minh–London Heathrow route. For a Tried & Tested review of the product, see here.
According to airlineroute, the B787-9 will replace the A330-200 currently serving the Hanoi–Tokyo Narita route from January 1, 2016. This will initially apply for all days except Mondays. However, the Dreamliner is expected to take over daily services from February 1, 2016.
The daily Ho Chi Minh–Tokyo Narita service will also see the deployment of the B787-9 from February 1, 2016, as it replaces the A330-200 on flights VN300 and VN301. Meanwhile, the other daily service on flights VN302 and VN303 will continue to be served by the A321.
Vietnam Airlines has fitted the B787-9 with a three-class configuration. The Dreamliner features 28 seats in business, 35 seats in Deluxe Economy (premium economy) and 211 in economy.
For more information, visit vietnamairlines.com