Farnborough - Today (July 18), Boeing has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Vietnamese low-cost airline operator VietJet for 100 737 MAX.
Representatives of both companies announced the agreement at the Farnborough Airshow in London. The deal includes 80, 737 MAX 10 and 20, 737 MAX 8, which is valued at more than $12.7 billion at current list prices.
Two years ago, VietJet had ordered 100 Boeing 737 MAX 200, designed exclusively for low-cost carriers. With this new order, VietJet becomes the largest Boeing 737 MAX customer in the Asia-Pacific region.
VietJet plans to benefit from the added capacity of the MAX 10 to meet growing demand on high-density domestic routes, as well as on popular destinations throughout Asia.
We are excited to introduce Boeing's newest 737 MAX 10 into our rapidly growing fleet. These new airplanes will fit perfectly into our growth strategy, providing the efficiency and range for VietJet to expand its route network and offer more international destinations for our customers and expand alliances across the Asia-Pacific, the fastest growing aviation market in the world,said Madam Nguyễn Thị Phương Thảo, President, and CEO of VietJet.
The agreement between Boeing and VietJet also includes cooperation in the training of pilots and technicians.