Vietnam Airlines will become the first Asian airline to fly the A350 XWB and the second operator in the world. Vietnam Airlines will acquire 14 A350 aircraft, including ten on order from Airbus and four under lease agreements. The carrier will operate its new fleet on premium long haul routes, beginning with services between Hanoi and Paris.
Vietnam Airlines A350 XWB
This new aircraft type is Airbus’ all-new mid-size long range aircraft family and the newest member of Airbus’ leading widebody family. The A350 XWB is the world’s most modern and efficient aircraft family, setting new standards in terms of flight experience for passengers, operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness for airlines. Up until the end of April Airbus had received 780 firm orders from 40 customers.