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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Vietnam Airlines' first Airbus A350 in final assembly

Image source: Airbus
VNA is due to receive its first new Airbus A350-900 (A359) sometime in mid-2015, with an expected September 30 launch between Hanoi (HAN) and Paris (CDG). VNA will be the first carrier in Asia, and the 2nd airline overall after Qatar Airways, to take delivery of the A350, and has plans to acquire 10 total as part of its fleet renewal and expansion plan.

Most of the major structural assembly was completed in October of 2014. and cabin outfitting was ongoing.

Read more: Vietnam Airlines' Boeing 787: New Lie-Flat Seats in Business, 2 Different Economy Configurations

Image source: Airbus
It's expected that the A359 will feature the same seats as on the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner (B789), most notably the much-praised Cirrus seats from Zodiac Aerospace for business class.

VNA has not made any official announcements regarding interior configuration.

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