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Vietnam Airlines and Thales strengthen their partnership with AVANT IFE onboard

Author: Vicky Karantzavelou / Date: Wed, 10/03/2018 - 09:38

This agreement expands the existing partnership between Vietnam Airlines and Thales to equip the airline's A350 and B787-9 fleets with AVANT IFE and turn-key maintenance services.

HANOI, Vietnam - Vietnam Airlines has chosen Thales to equip their new B787-10 Dreamliner aircraft with the state-of-the-art AVANT inflight entertainment system. Vietnam Airlines has grown to become a prestigious airline in the region thanks to the strength of its modern fleet and extensive network of routes. Vietnam Airlines flies to 50 destinations in 17 countries. The carrier is recognized as a 4-Star Airline for three consecutive years by the UK-based international air transport rating organisation SKYTRAX.  As a dynamic, modern international airline, Vietnam Airlines has focused on developing its fleet by choosing the most technologically advanced aircraft while continuously improving service quality to meet the increasing demand of their passengers. Thales is proud to support the ambitions of Vietnam Airlines as they aim to reach the 5-star status and become a major airline in Asia.

This agreement expands the existing partnership between Vietnam Airlines and Thales. The airline has previously chosen Thales AVANT IFE system for their A350-900 XWB-and B787-9 aircraft . In collaboration with VAECO, Thales also provides turn-key maintenance services on these aircraft. Thales's turn-key maintenance program guarantees exceptional services across the airline's fleet, enabling Vietnam Airlines to focus on its core business activities.

AVANT features a highly customizable passenger experience with a robust selection of applications. With its sleek and lightweight design, Thales' high performing IFE solution provides the passengers of Vietnam Airlines an exceptional inflight experience and a vast choice of entertainment during their flight. The onboard entertainment services include a variety of television series, the most recent feature films, music, and games.

"Thales is proud to reinforce our partnership with Vietnam Airlines and to support their ambitions to provide the best-in-class onboard experience to their global customers with our state-of-the-art AVANT IFE and aircraft maintenance services", said Nicolas Bernardin, Country Director, Thales in Vietnam. "We have been present in Vietnam for close to 30 years, providing state-of-the art technology across multiple sectors. This award further reinforces our commitment to delivering exceptional services to our customers in the country." 


Vicky Karantzavelou

Co-Founder & Chief Editor

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales. She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.