VietJet – one of Vietnam’s fastest growing airlines – is adding 50 more Airbus A321neo jets to its fleet after the airline signed a USD $6.5 Billion purchase agreement during the official visit of French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe.
The new agreement will boost the total number of A321s VietJet has ordered to 171, with 46 already delivered. VietJet is expecting the delivery of 125 Airbus jets – 120 Airbus A321neo and 5 A321ceo.
“The fuel efficient A321neo will enable us to increase capacity and help us to expand the network significantly, especially on international routes,” said Vietjet’s President & CEO Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao.
“We are honoured to be a long-term partner of Vietjet and to finalise this new order,” said Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer. “The airline’s latest preference for the Airbus product, in particular the A321, is a testimony to Vietjet’s professionalism and a great endorsement for the A321 in the highly competitive market.”
As Vietnam’s largest private airline, Vietjet operates 385 flights to destination in Vietnam and within the region such as Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore with a fleet of 56 Airbus jets. As part of its fleet expansion, VietJet also has an order for 200 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 10 jets to help the airline add new routes within Asia.