Posted on: 10 November 2015 by Ross McSweeny
Vietjet Air has signed an order for 30 more Airbus A321 comprising nine A321ceo and 21 A321neo aircraft.
Vietjet chairwoman Nguyen Thanh Ha, the airline’s president & CEO Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao and Airbus chief operating officer–customers, John Leahy, signed the contract.
Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao commented, “Vietjet has grown faster than expected in the last few years and our previous purchasing plans for new aircraft could not keep up with the developing demand. Together with the new aircraft order, we will continue to expand our network, customise services and facilities while still offering the lowest fares.”
The newly ordered aircraft will be delivered from late 2016 until 2020 to meet the airline’s operation expansion to Asian countries. Vietjet plans to receive from eight to 12 neo aircraft every year.
The A321ceo aircraft in this order will have CFM56 engines, but no announcement has been made on the choice for the A321neos.
Photo shows Vietjet chairwoman Nguyen Thanh Ha (right), president & CEO Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao (centre) and Airbus chief operating officer–customers, John Leahy at the signing of the aircraft purchase agreement.