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The introduction of the Premium Economy class will give travellers a new level of comfort at a price that is VND500,000 ($21.74) higher than that of the Economy Flex, which is a great option to experience Business class services without a huge increase in price.
|Vietnam Airlines introduces Premium Economy class|
The Premium Economy class entails Lotus Lounge access, enhanced food and beverage, dedicated priority check-in counters, priority boarding lanes to avoid the hassle of queuing. Passengers can enjoy additional benefits on flights such as welcome drinks, hot towels, hot meals, a wider selection of drinks, and upgraded entertainment system. Meanwhile, the 30kg baggage allowance with two pieces of hand luggage is also a remarkable advantage. The Premium Economy class possesses most of the Business class service standards, except for the difference in the cabin seat.
Le Hong Ha, executive vice president of Vietnam Airlines, said, “The introduction of our new Premium Economy class for the first time between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City is due to the significant premium demand seen on this route, further reaffirming our unwavering commitment to enhancing our product portfolio. This is part of our long-term strategy to retain our four-star rating by continuously upgrading products and services as suggested by Skytrax and to become the first airline in Vietnam to reach for a five-star rating.”
The Premium Economy class has previously been introduced on international flights to Japan, Korea, Australia, the United Kingdom, France, and Germany. Vietnam Airlines was ranked by Skytrax as one of the 20 best airlines in the world for this service. This class provides passengers a chance to experience the airlines’ award-winning services both on ground and inflight.
Vietnam Airlines will offer special rates at VND3 million ($130.43, excluding taxes and fees), equivalent to Economy Flex class rates, applicable to purchases from July 1 to July 15, 2019 and departure from July 1 to October 31, 2019. Platinum, Gold, and Titan Lotusmile members are upgraded to Premium Economy class for free when purchasing Economy Flex tickets in July (subject to terms and conditions).