Passengers in national flag carrier's business class to have wi-fi access from June.
Vietnam Airlines (VNA) will provide passengers in business class with wi-fi access on its new Airbus 350 and Boeing 787 aircraft when it puts them into operation in June.
The new aircraft are to be used on international routes to Paris, London, Frankfurt, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou.
VNA said the new aircraft will be more comfortable and convenient for passengers, with bigger seats and larger entertainment screens, as well as having wi-fi in business class. The national flag carrier confirmed that although the new aircraft have more facilities the price of tickets will not increase. It also plans to conduct more promotional activities to encourage passengers to experience the services the new aircraft have to offer.
The new aircraft are also 20 to 25 per cent more fuel efficient.
Taking receipt of and introducing new aircraft are part of VNA’s plans to modernize its fleet, with 14 new Airbus A350 XWBs and 19 Boeing 787s. Receipt of the new aircraft is happening over a period of a few years, from mid-2015 to the beginning of 2019.