VietJetAir evaluates alternatives for expansion of its widebody fleet


Hanoi - VietJet is about to make a decision whether to add the A350 or the 787 to its widebody fleet.

This year we will decide yes or no. We've taken a long time to study these models, and we are careful about the cost efficiency,
Nguyen Thi Thuy Binh said, VP Commercial, Sales, Marketing and Communications at VietjetAir.

Whatever the choice of widebody type of the Asian carrier, it would most likely focus on serving destinations in North America, Europe, and Australia where Vietnamese diaspora lives the most.

VietJetAir is also planning to order A321LR to expand its medium-haul network.

VietJet currently has six A321-200, 72 A321-200neo, and 100 B737 MAX 200 (a high-density version of the 737 MAX 8) on its order book.

The airline currently operates 29 A320-200s, 29 A321-200s, and one A321-200neo and flies to 32 destinations in nine countries (Mainland, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and South Korea) from its two hubs at Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, on 62 routes.