Vietnam Airlines welcomed its inaugural Airbus A350-900 XWB service to Tokyo Haneda, with the arrival of flight VN384 at 14:18 local time.
Haneda is the fifth destination in Vietnam Airlines’ network to be operated by the airline’s Airbus A350 fleet. Previously, the Vietnamese flag-carrier had already deployed its A350 fleet on the Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh city to Paris and Hanoi to Seoul routes from October 2015, Ho Chi Minh to Shanghai route from April 2016 and Ho Chi Minh city to Osaka route from October 2016. This is part of the national carrier’s plan to replace the wide-body fleet on long-haul flights.
Mr. Nguyen Quang Trung, General Manager of Vietnam Airlines’ Japan Branch Bản said:
“Vietnam Airlines is proud to bring Airbus A350 to Hanoi – Tokyo Haneda route in order to meet the increasing travel demand between the two busy cities. This also contributes to the development of tourism and trade between Vietnam and Japan, as well as reaffirms the position, image and superior quality of services that Vietnam Airlines offers to the Japanese market.”
Vietnam Airlines currently offers flights to Tokyo with a frequency of 31-35 flights/week via Narita and Haneda airport, including 14 flights/week from Hanoi, 12-14 flights/week from Ho Chi Minh city and 5-7 flights/week from Danang.