Vietnam Airlines Introduces Premium Economy Class to Japan Route


Vietnam Airlines affiliated with the ANA Mileage Club announced that it will introduce the premium economy class from Japan’s first flight on January 1, 2018 to the Japanese route.


Vietnam Airlines Premium Economy Class

Vietnam Airlines will introduce Premium Economy Class from Japan flight on January 1, 2018 on Japan route.

So far, premium economy seats themselves have already been introduced, but sales were only two in business class and economy class.

From now on, it will be sold and operated in 3 reservation classes including premium economy class.

Target flight

The target flights are the following six flights.

  • Haneda – Hanoi route: VN 385 flight → from 1 January 2018
  • Hanoi Haneda Route: VN 384 flight → from 1 January 2018
  • Narita – Hanoi route: VN 311 flight → from January 2, 2018
  • Hanoi – Narita Route: VN 310 flight → from January 2, 2018
  • Narita – Ho Chi Minh route: VN 301 flight → from January 2, 2018
  • Ho Chi Minh City Narita Route: VN 300 flight → From January 2, 2018

Premium Economy Class seat specification

Because the airframe differs between Haneda departure and arrival and Narita departure arrival, specifications also differ.

Specification of Haneda – Hanoi route

Aircraft: Airbus A 350 – 900 aircraft
Number of seats: 36 seats
Sequence: 2-4-2
Sheet pitch:91~96.5cm
Sheet width:45.7cm
Reclining angle:Not published
In-flight Entertainment:11 inch

Specification of Narita – Hanoi / Ho Lymin route

Aircraft: Boeing 787 – 9 aircraft
Number of seats:35 seats
Sheet pitch:106.7cm
Sheet width:51cm
Reclining angle:Not published
In-flight Entertainment:10.6 inch

About Service

The services that premium economy class users can receive are as follows.

  • Priority Check-in
  • Priority Boarding
  • Priority baggage tags

Although you can not use the lounge, you can receive services close to business class.

The seating is the same specification as the business class, you can spend comfortably in the room.

Future prospects

Vietnam Airlines will change the equipment from Summer Diamon in June, 2018.
Airbus A 321 type aircraft used in the afternoon flight (VN 303 / VN 302 flight) of Narita – Ho Chi Minh Line will change to A 350 – 900 aircraft.

As a result, in addition to the above six flights, the afternoon flights on the Narita – Ho Chi Minh route are also highly likely to have a premium economy class.

Promotion by Instagram Introduction of Premium economy class

In commemoration of the start of premium economy class service, an instagram campaign is held.

In the next period, if you attach a tag ( #ベトナム航空 ) and post your favorite Vietnamese picture to Instagram, you will receive “Vietnam Airlines Premium Economy Class roundtrip air ticket” to one person in lottery.

Application period: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 14: 00-19 (Tue) 23: 59
Eligibility: Persons living in Japan who are 18 years of age or older
Entry method: Add a tag ( #ベトナム航空 ) during the application period and post images of your favorite Vietnam as Instagram

Following the account of @vietnamairlines_japan will increase the probability of winning, as well as being able to submit / apply any number of times by one person.

Meets Vietnam mail magazine registration campaign

At the Vietnam information site “Meets Vietnam” operated by the Vietnam Airlines Japan branch office, an e-mail magazine registration campaign commemorating commencement of service of premium economy class is being implemented.

From those registered during the period and those already registered, you can receive Vietnam Airlines original goods such as Premium Economy Class eligible equipment B 787 model aircraft by lottery.

Application period: Wednesday, 13 December 2017 – Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Entry method: During the period, register on the e-mail magazine from the following site special page
Prizes: Boeing 787 – 9 Desktop model airplane (1/200 size) for 2 people
   Min Long Mug Cup for 3 People
   Luggage belt for 5 people
   Luggage tag for 10 people

About Vietnam Airlines

Vietnam Airlines is a Vietnamese state airline company established in January 1956.
When it was founded, it started as a private company, but it was nationalized in April 1993.

Vietnam Airlines has a mileage and code share flight alliance with ANA from 30th October 2016.

Click here for details>>ANA and Vietnam Airlines started a tie-up with the mileage program.

What is the Premium Economy Class

The premium economy class is a seat class of passenger aircraft positioned between Economy class and business class which Ever Aviation first introduced in 1991.

Fares, seating comfort, service level etc are often in the middle of both classes.

Recently, the movement to differentiate from economy class has become active, and food items and services etc. are closer to business classes are increasing.

Customers who had ridden economy classes due to the rise of LCC have flown to LCC.
The purpose of improving profitability and differentiation has been increased, and now many airlines are adopting it.


Vietnam Airlines will introduce Premium Economy Class from Japan on January 1, 2018 to Japan route.

By expanding not only the premium economy seat but also the service, by newly adding the sales class, it will be sold and operated in 3 reservation classes including the premium economy class in future.

Vietnam Airlines has partnered with ANA and mileage clubs, so why not consider using premium economy class for business trips or traveling to Vietnam?