Boeing and Vietnam Airlines has announced the Vietnamese flag carrier will take on 50 737 MAX aircraft.
In a release from Boeing, Vietnam Airlines' commitment for 50 737 MAX 8s is part of efforts to expand its single-aisle aircraft fleet.
"In line with Vietnam Airlines' 2025-2030 fleet strategy and a vision to 2035, aircraft investment is a crucial project that underpins positive recovery momentum and prosperous outlook for the airline, said Dang Ngoc Hoa, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vietnam Airlines. "The new narrow-body fleet will allow us to foster our overall development and extend our high-quality service on Vietnam Airlines' domestic and Asian routes, as well as modernize our fuel-efficient fleet."
"Southeast Asia is one of the world's fastest growing aviation markets, and the 737 MAX is the perfect airplane for Vietnam Airlines to efficiently meet that regional demand," said Brad McMullen, Boeing senior vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing. "We value our historic partnership with Vietnam Airlines, dating back to 1995 when the airline first leased 767s."
The new order for MAX jets will add to Vietnam Airlines' fleet which includes 15 Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
According to Boeing, more than 100 customers have placed over 5600 orders for the 737 MAX.