Vietnam Airlines has announced its new schedule for winter 2015-2016 – including a new additional weekly nonstop flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
From 25 October 2015 Vietnam Airlines will operate a total of six nonstop flights per week – three each to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City – and remains the only airline to offer direct flights between the UK and Vietnam. Departure times from Heathrow have also been brought forward to 1100.
All of Vietnam Airlines’ nonstop services between Heathrow and Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh City are now being operated by the new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft – making it the first airline to operate the new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner nonstop between Southeast Asia and Europe.
A total of 19 Boeing 787s will be delivered to Vietnam Airlines by early 2019, as part of a major fleet upgrade programme which also includes 14 Airbus A350-900 XWBs.
The new aircraft will replace the airline’s entire fleet of widebody aircraft, dramatically enhancing its product offering while also maintaining its cost-effectiveness on long-haul and intercontinental routes.
The new B787-9 Dreamliner aircraft will feature fully flat beds in Business Class, with in-flight WiFi services also set to be introduced.