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Vietnam Airlines Boasts Its First 777-200ER  
User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4077 times:

"We are very glad to be adding this beautiful 777 to our growing fleet," said Nguyen Xuan Hien, president of Vietnam Airlines Corporation. "Our passengers will be most impressed with our new 777 service, and we are certain that having the brand new, technologically advanced 777 in our fleet will allow us to be most competitive in satisfying our passenger demands."

-Vietnam Airlines

It's not very often an airline makes an a/c sound like a slice of heaven. I like it when they do though!

Full Story: http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/2003/q2/nr_030416g.html

DIA


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User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13739 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4025 times:

It looks very cute. Congratulations Hanh Khong Quoc Gia Viet Nam.



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The VN 772ER at the gate

Taxiing from some place

I see a Communist flag.

[Edited 2003-04-16 17:40:39]


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User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6549 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3985 times:

It's very nice! I was very lucky that I went to Paine Field yestarday to get a pic of it before it was delivered.

Singarpore_Air: your links don't work.

The777Man



Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly....CI, MU, LX and LH 777s
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13739 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3936 times:

The777Man, damn source website. Never mind.


Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9623 posts, RR: 68
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3821 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
PHOTO SCREENER

those "pictures" you linked to are from some sort of Flight Sim program.

User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12428 posts, RR: 37
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3791 times:

The flag you see on the tail is the flag of Vietnam; it's still the old communist flag, but it doesn't look too out of place. It's a sign of things moving on. Indeed, Singapore Air's comment reminds me that the airline was once called (and forgive the spelling) Hang Kong Vietnam. I remember this well, because initially, I wondered if they were advertising new flights between HK and Vietnam! The aircraft was a 707, operated from '81 to about '86.

It must be quite something for those pilots now flying (or converting to) 777s, given that only ten years ago, they were probably flying Tu134s or even IL18s. Good for them!

Does anyone know what routes this aircraft will be operated on?


User currently offlineAvObserver From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 2470 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3711 times:

Username: DIA
"We are very glad to be adding this beautiful 777 to our growing fleet," said Nguyen Xuan Hien, president of Vietnam Airlines Corporation. "Our passengers will be most impressed with our new 777 service, and we are certain that having the brand new, technologically advanced 777 in our fleet will allow us to be most competitive in satisfying our passenger demands."
-Vietnam Airlines

"It's not very often an airline makes an a/c sound like a slice of heaven. I like it when they do though!"

You're right, DIA, you don't often hear an airline waxing poetic about a new acquisition. One could almost imagine Mr. Xuan Hien had tears in his eyes as he said it; he's bordering on getting emotional. Nothing wrong with that, though.





User currently offlineRupertvander82 From France, joined Dec 2002, 411 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3616 times:

Surprise surprise, they did not opt for a 343!

Anyway, does Vietnam Airlines fly to Moscow?


User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6549 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3576 times:

Singapore_Air: thanks for your nice comments. Hope to build a new, improved version soon but it may take a while to get finished.

Kaitak: The VN 777 will initially be operated on SGN-HAN and SGN-NRT and when they get the second plane in June, they will start nonstop flights from both HAN and SGN, three days a week each. SGN-NRT will resume when they get their third aircraft in August. Haven't seen any other routes in the CRS yet.

The777Man



Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly....CI, MU, LX and LH 777s
User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3567 times:

Rupertvander, there were strong rumors that when President Phan Van Khai of Vietnam signed the purchase of 5 A321s and while visiting France, there was an LoI signed for 5 A340s. Who knows....

BTW guys, its HANG KHONG VIET NAM.

They are looking to start flights to Moscow SVO via Beijing using an A320 or A321 but I dont think they have started due to some government approval problems. Currently Aeroflot serves Hanoi using IL96s.

[Edited 2003-04-17 04:06:11]

User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6549 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3542 times:

Hi Airbuslover!

Any idea what configuration they will fly the 777 in eg how many seats in each class etc ?

They already fly to Moscow nonstop from Vietnam with a 763 a few days a week.

The777Man



Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly....CI, MU, LX and LH 777s
User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9623 posts, RR: 68
Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3513 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
PHOTO SCREENER

come on now  Big grin How about some REAL pictures of this plane?

I blasted about 75 on it today. Let me break you off a little taste  Smile

http://www.clickhappy.com/to_home/dsc_4195_vn-a141.jpg


User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3395 times:

Hello 777man,

I did in fact post a thread on the interior settings of these new VN B777s but the pics were no longer being hosted.

But basically they are 3 class-- Business, Premium (Deluxe) and Economy. Good idea actually. The exact numbers of seat in each class, I do not know, sorry.

I didn't know they also fly to Moscow with their B763 nonstop now but nothing surprising. They have 8 B767s now!!!


User currently offline9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1797 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3350 times:

IF i am not wrong their economy seating configuration is 3-3-3 . Their new livery certainly looks great on the 777 . Which routes will the 777 fly to ?

Charles



Airliners is the wings of my life.
User currently offlineClimbout From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3360 times:

She'd be welcome to LAX anytime!

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