Vietnam Airlines debuts premium economy seats for Japanese routes

The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has introduced its premium economy class for routes connecting Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to Tokyo of Japan.

A VietnamAirlines aircraft (Photo: VNA)

A VietnamAirlines aircraft (Photo: VNA)

Premium economy seats have been installed on Boeing 787-9 and Airbus A350-900 planes, offering more convenient space and associated services compared to the economy ones.

The class comes with separate counters for boarding procedures, with its passengers prioritised during custom clearance process and having baggage allowances equaling to those on the business class.

Vietnam Airlines and its subsidiaries, Jetstar Pacific and Vasco, operated approximately 180,000 flights in 2017, carrying 26.5 million passengers and 343,000 tonnes of cargo, up 6.7 percent and 19 percent, respectively, from 2016. 

The company made up roughly 60 percent of the domestic market share and about 32.3 percent of the market share of international passengers flying to and from Vietnam.

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