Vietnam Airlines uses Boeing 787-9 on flights to Australia, Bernama, 2 December, 2016.

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SYDNEY: Vietnam Airlines on Friday officially launched new-generation Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its flights between Vietnam and Australia’s Sydney.

Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reports that the aircraft will be used for flights between Vietnam and Melbourne from Dec 5.

This is a highlight event of the national flag carrier to mark the 20th anniversary of the direct air route between Vietnam and Australia, constituting its efforts to provide four-star services to customers, especially Overseas Vietnamese in the country.

According to Tran Ngoc Hung, head of the Vietnam Airlines Representative Office in Australia and New Zealand, the airline is operating direct flights between Sydney and Melbourne and Ho Chi Minh City, which account for about 70 per cent of passengers on the route.



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