VietJet finalizes an order for 100 Boeing 737 MAX jet

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Hanoi - After Bamboo Airways, another Vietnamese carrier signs a deal with Boeing. The low-cost operator VietJet finalizes an order for 100 Boeing 737 MAX jets.

The company had placed an order for the same number of MAX 8 series jets in 2016 during the visit of former US president Barack Obama to the country.

The deal was signed in the presence of US President Donald Trump and his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Phu Trong. The order includes 20 MAX 8 and 80 larger MAX 10 jets, which was announced in 2018.

The deal is valued at 12.7 billion USD at list prices, but aircraft manufacturers usually offer huge discounts for such large orders.

The order was already included in Boeing's backlog under 'unknown customer'.

The new orders bring the number of MAX series jets in the airline's future Boeing fleet to 120 (100 MAX 8 and 20 MAX 10). The new jets of the VietJet will be delivered from 2019 through 2023.