Japanese airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) on Sunday officially became the first-ever carrier to fly to and from Vietnam using the superjumbo Boeing B787 Dreamliner.
The modern airliner is now used on ANA’s Hanoi – Tokyo route, with one flight departing from each city on a daily basis, according to the five-star Japanese airline.
Using Boeing 787 jets in Vietnam indicates that ANA considers the Southeast Asian country a potential and important market, according to a company representative.
ANA is launching a special promotional program to celebrate the launch of the new aircraft, which offers discounted tickets for services from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to the Japanese cities of Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, and Fukuoka.
Round trip tickets of economy class cost only VND10.6 million (US$500) each for flights from August 19 to September 30, while business class tickets fetch VND26.5 million ($1,250) each for flights from June 1 to 30.
ANA, the top customer of Boeing B787 Dreamliner, inaugurated its Hanoi service on March 30, using Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.
The Dreamliner is Boeing’s most fuel-efficient airliner and the world’s first major plane to use composites as the primary material in the construction of its airframe.
The superjumbo’s distinguishing features include mostly electrical flight systems, a four-panel windshield, noise-reducing chevrons on its engine nacelles, and a smoother noise contour