Photos: inside Vietnam Airlines' Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

By David Flynn, February 10 2015
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 is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.


09 Nov 2011

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

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

17 Aug 2012

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Those PY seats look like ScootBiz.

Lufthansa - Miles & More

29 Jul 2014

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


13 Sep 2013

Total posts 115

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

14 Feb 2012

Total posts 37

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.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

10 May 2014

Total posts 112

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

31 Jan 2013

Total posts 44

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.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

13 Jul 2012

Total posts 43

Are they flying them yet?

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