VIETNAM AIRLINES INTRODUCES PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS ON HANOI - HO CHI MINH CITY ROUTE

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Hanoi, 27 June 2019Vietnam Airlines has announced that from 1 July 2019 Premium Economy class will be offered on the Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City route, operated by Airbus A350 and Boeing 787-9. This class provides upgraded product and service quality, further affirming the airline’s commitment to delivering the most comfortable flying experience as a four-star airline recognised by Skytrax for four consecutive years.

The introduction of Premium Economy class ensures a new level of comfort for travellers at a price that is only VND 500,000 (approximately GBP17) higher than Economy Flex; a great option to experience Business class standards and services without the increased price tag.

Premium Economy class includes Lotus Lounge access, enhanced food and beverage options, dedicated priority check-in counters and priority boarding lanes to avoid the hassle of queuing. Passengers can enjoy additional benefits on flights such as welcome drinks, hot towels, hot meals, a wider selection of drinks and an upgraded entertainment system. The 30kg baggage allowance plus two pieces of hand luggage is a remarkable additional advantage. Vietnam Airlines’ Premium Economy class includes nearly all Business Class services, with the only exception being the difference in cabin seat.

Le Hong Ha, Executive Vice President of Vietnam Airlines said: “The introduction of our new Premium Economy class for the first time between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City is due to the significant premium demand seen on this route, further reaffirming our unwavering commitment to enhancing our product portfolio. This is part of our long-term strategy to retain our four-star rating by continuously upgrading products and services as suggested by Skytrax and to become the first airline in Vietnam to reach for a five-star rating.”

The Premium Economy class has previously been introduced on international flights to the United Kingdom, Japan, Korea, Australia, France and Germany. Vietnam Airlines was ranked by Skytrax as one of the 20 best airlines in the world for this service. This class provides passengers a chance to experience the airlines’ award-winning services both on ground and in-flight.

Vietnam Airlines is offering special fares of VND 3 million (excluding taxes and fees) - equivalent to Economy Flex class rates - on purchases made from 1-15 July 2019 for departures from 1 July - 31 October 2019. Platinum, Gold and Titan Lotusmile members are upgraded to Premium Economy class free of charge when purchasing Economy Flex tickets in July (terms and conditions apply).

For more details, please visit Vietnam Airlines’ website www.vietnamairlines.com, official Facebook page or contact Vietnam Airlines agents, ticket offices or Customer Care on +84 24 38320320.

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About Vietnam Airlines

Vietnam Airlines- a member of SkyTeam Alliance- is the flag carrier of Vietnam and the major carrier in the South East Asia, operating 97 routes to 22 domestic and 29 international destinations with an average of 400 flights per day. Vietnam Airlines is the first airline in the world to successfully operate both next-generation aircraft Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and Airbus A350-900 XWB at the same time.

Skytrax- the world’s leading airline and airport rating organization- has ranked Vietnam Airlines as a 4-Star Airline for 3 consecutive years. Vietnam Airlines has spearheaded Vietnam’s aviation market - one of the fastest-growing domestic markets in the world - throughout 20 years of development at a double-digit annual growth rate. Positioning itself as a modern carrier with an internationally recognizable brand characterised by Vietnamese traditional culture, Vietnam Airlines aims to achieve 5-star status and become a major airline in Asia.

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