In a not totally unexpected order, VietJet has confirmed an order for 50 Airbus A321neo aircraft.
The firm order has been finalised after signing the Memorandum of Understanding at Neighbour 2018. This will bring the total VietJet order to 171 A320 family aircraft – with 46 of the family delivered to the airline.
On the confirmation of the order, Vietjet’s President & CEO Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao stated:
“The fuel efficient A321neo will enable us to increase capacity and help us to expand the network significantly, especially on international routes,”
Airbus’s Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer had more to say with him stating:
“We are honoured to be a long-term partner of Vietjet and to finalise this new order,”
“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.”
The current order backlog extends to 5 x A321ceo (current engine option) and 120 x A321neo (new engine option) aircraft. The airline currently has 18 A320ceo, 29 A321ceo and 3 A321neo in service – as well a 7 A320 family aircraft operating for ThaiVietJet (with a number of these aircraft from both fleets leased).
Vietjet also has a backlog order with Boeing for 120 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 80 Boeing 737 MAX 10 aircraft.
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