Last week, SkyTeam partner Vietnam Airlines’ brought its first B787 Dreamliner to Reagan National (DCA) for a pre-delivery ceremony. Vietnam has 19 firm orders for the 787-9, which will feature all new cabins. As per The Design Air:
Onboard the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the carrier has opted for the Zodiac Aerospace Cirrus Seat, offering 28 seats in a 1 x 2 x 1 configuration. These seats convert into fully flat beds and offer WiFi, inset power, USB connectivity and inflight texting. To match the improvement in comfort, there is a larger, high definition 15.4″ screen for each passenger.
To match the current product available on the carrier’s European routes, there will also be a deluxe economy class cabin, featuring 35 seats in a 2 x 3 x 2 seating configuration, offering an industry leading 42″ of pitch and 10.6″ touchscreen TV. Each seat will also offer leg support and a deep recline.
Vietnam Airlines’ is expected to begin commercial 787 service in late 2015 on domestic routes before launching Hanoi (HAN) to London Heathrow (LHR).