Vietnam Airlines is flying behind Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines as the latest Asian carrier to send the new Airbus A350 to Melbourne.

From 29 July to the end of October 2018, Vietnam Airlines will replace the Dreamliner 787 with the wide body aircraft on daily services between Melbourne and Ho Chi Minh.

According to the Southeast Asian carrier, the switch in aircraft will allow the carrier to meet growing demand between the two cities by adding an extra 10 percent capacity (29 passengers) each way.


As the first Australian city to receive the Vietnam Airlines A350, Melburnians will be able to test out the aircraft’s upgraded inflight features including extra legroom in all cabins, the airline’s near-flat reclining seat in Premium Economy and the latest entertainment on 10.6inch private screens.


The airline’s General Manager for Australia, Mr. Hung Truong, said he’s delighted to add extra capacity on a fast-growing route.

“It is great to see an increase in demand from our Australian travellers and Vietnam Airlines.”

Hung Truong, Vietnam Airlines General Manager for Australia


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