Photos: inside Vietnam Airlines' Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Photos: inside Vietnam Airlines' Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Vietnam Airlines has pulled back the curtain on its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, the first of which will begin flying later this year alongside the Airbus A350.

The SkyTeam alliance member will add eight of the next-gen jets to its fleet, with London tipped for the first international flights from mid-year.

(Despite what this promotional photo suggests, Boeing 787 flights into outer space are not yet scheduled.)

The seatmap reveals a standard three-class layout with no surprises.

Business class on Vietnam Airlines' Boeing 787-9 is certainly a safe bet, with 28 of the popular Zodiac Cirrus seat which are also used by Cathay Pacific, American Airlines and Air France.

That means direct aisle access for every passenger, a pleasing mix of open design and per-passenger privacy, plenty of legroom and space for your carry-on kit plus a long fully flat bed.

There are 35 premium economy seats arranged in a 2-3-2 layout.

Down the back of the bus, the economy cabin adopts a common 3-3-3 layout.

Also read: Inside Vietnam Airlines' Airbus A350

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David Flynn
David Flynn is the editor of Australian Business Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.


  • KC


    10 Feb, 2015 11:53 pm

    It's fantastic to see Vietnam Airlines going from strength to strength. I am actually tempted now to try their product.

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  • watson374


    11 Feb, 2015 02:14 am

    Those PY seats look like ScootBiz.

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  • Bizflyer


    11 Feb, 2015 02:44 am

    And JQ and TOM of the UK there the standard catalogue model I belive 

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  • S


    11 Feb, 2015 10:11 am

    I love VNA and it's great to see them investing in a great new product.

    Once Vietnam sorts out some sort of a 'transit visa' along the same lines as China, VNA will could really become an important player between Aus and Asia/Europe

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  • Alexaqua


    11 Feb, 2015 09:58 pm

    Vietnam Airlines business to Europe is very reasonable too, $4,800 flexi and about $3,800 saver.  It'll probably go up once the 787/A350s are flying though.

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  • Ross


    13 Feb, 2015 03:02 am

    Their catering and drinks are horrible, good to see an improvement in the hard product.

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  • AgentGerko


    10 Mar, 2015 12:01 pm

    VN have always offered excellent fares. Now they'll have a product to match. How sad that VN can manage a fleet of 777s, 787s and A350s and QF has nothing but A330s that are too short range, A380s that are too big and 747s that are getting very old.

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  • aqua


    17 Jan, 2016 09:11 am

    Are they flying them yet?

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