Boeing delivers Dreamliner to Vietnam Air

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has delivered the 10th 787-9 Dreamliner to Vietnam Airlines, the company said.

The airline said the 10th 787 Dreamliner was received 16 months following the first delivery in July 2015. The Vietnam Air has nine more 787s on order from Boeing. The airline said the 787 is key to its fleet expansion.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a commercial airplane that uses 20 to 25 percent less fuel with 20 to 25 percent fewer emissions than the airplanes they replace. Since entering service in 2011, the 787 has flown more than 125 million passengers on more than 530 routes around the world, including more than 120 new nonstop routes.

Headquartered in Hanoi, Vietnam Airlines operates 92 routes to 20 domestic and 29 international destinations with average 400 daily flights. The airline operates 787 Dreamliners on the domestic Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City route and international routes to/from London, Frankfurt, Narita and Beijing.