Hanoi - VietJet has finalized an initial order for an additional 50 Airbus A321neo aircraft that was signed earlier this year at the Farnborough Airshow.
The agreement was signed in Hanoi with the participation of French and Vietnamese Prime Ministers on the occasion of the French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe's official state visit to Vietnam.
The fuel-efficient A321neo will enable us to increase capacity and help us to expand the network significantly, especially on international routes. We are honored to be a long-term partner of Vietjet and to finalize this new order,Vietjet’s President & CEO Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao said.
The airline’s latest preference for the Airbus product, in particular, the A321neo, is a testimony to Vietjet’s professionalism and a great endorsement for the A321neoin the highly competitive market,Christian Scherer, Airbus' Chief Commercial Officer, said.
This new order brings the airline’s total order for the A320 family aircraft to 171 copies, of which 46 have already been delivered. VietJet's backlog now consists of 120 A321neo and five A321ceo in addition to120 Boeing 737 MAX 8.
Airbus will also provide courses for pilot and technician training and fight management and flight safety management for VietJet.