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In Brief: Vietnam Airlines Unveils Its First Dreamliner in Washington (PHOTOS)

On Monday, Vietnam Airlines showed off its first Dreamliner at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) during a special ceremony.

Vietnam Airlines Dreamliner (Photo: Jack Gruber/USA Today]

The Boeing 787-9 variant, which is the first of 19 firm 787 orders the airline has with the manufacturer, was unveiled in the nation’s capital to symbolize the 20-year anniversary of established diplomacy between the U.S. and Vietnam.

Vietnam Airlines Dreamliner (Photo: Jack Gruber/USA Today]

The Dreamliner is expected to begin flying a domestic route within Vietnam later this year and eventually transition to a long-haul route between Hanoi and London. The Hanoi-London route will make Vietnam Airlines the first carrier to fly the Dreamliner between Europe and Southeast Asia.

Vietnam Airlines Dreamliner (Photo: Jack Gruber/USA Today)

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Tod E Tosser July 9, 2015

MrPie: technically Hong Kong is not in SE Asia.

weero July 9, 2015

Np images of coach? The 2-32 layout is their Premium Economy. I guess 787 coach cabins are too horrible to be show to the average person.

MrPie July 9, 2015

technically VS is the first airline to fly the 787 from Europe to SE Asia. They've already replaced VS200/201 (A346) with the 789 as of 2 days ago (VS206/207)