Vietnam Airlines is upgrading the level of comfort on four of the airline’s Boeing 777-200ERs. Relocated business class seats; installation of new deluxe economy and economy class passenger seats; and revisions to the inflight entertainment system, in-seat power and cabin cooling systems are all part of the upgrade. Boeing also relocated and updated lavatories, galleys, ceilings, sidewalls, lighting, plumbing and the lower lobe attendant crew rest modules to enable the expanded service planned for these 777s. The first aircraft was recently completed and Vietnam Airlines has since re-introduced the aircraft into service.
“We are very pleased to have selected Boeing to be our partner in developing and delivering this interior upgrade program,” Vietnam Airlines Executive Vice President of Technical Nguyen Van Hung said. “Our interior modernization program is a key part of our efforts to provide market leading services and passenger comfort, further affirming Vietnam Airlines’ position as a major carrier in the Southeast Asian region, especially after we joined the SkyTeam alliance.”
As the national flag carrier of Vietnam, headquartered in Hanoi, Vietnam Airlines currently flies 75 routes to 20 domestic and 26 international destinations with more than 290 daily flights. Operating a young fleet of 70 modern aircraft, the airline expects to further expand its fleet to 115 and 165 aircraft by 2015 and 2020, respectively.