Posted on: 06 September 2016 by Mark Howells
Following a Memorandum of Understanding announced earlier this year, Jetstar Pacific Airlines has finalised a purchase agreement with Airbus for 10 A320ceo aircraft.
The order marks the first direct purchase by Jetstar Pacific from Airbus. The 10 new A320ceos will join the carrier’s existing fleet of 12 leased A320 family aircraft which are flying on domestic and regional routes.
The contract was signed in Hanoi by Jetstar Pacific’s CEO Le Hong Ha and Fabrice Brégier, president and CEO of Airbus, during a state visit to Vietnam by François Hollande, President of France. It was witnessed by Hollande and Tran Dai Quang, president of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
“This order is a key milestone for our operation here in Vietnam and beyond,” stated Le Hong Ha. “These new aircraft will be used primarily to expand our international network from Vietnam as part of the wider Jetstar Group. As competition grows in Vietnam, we believe that the A320 and our value-based quality service will place us well to attract a growing share of the market.”
“We are pleased to sign our first purchase agreement with Jetstar Pacific in Hanoi today,” remarked Fabrice Brégier. “The order reinforces the position of the A320 as the single aisle aircraft of choice for airlines in Vietnam. We look forward to developing further our partnership with Jetstar Pacific as it consolidates its position in the fast-growing South East Asian market.”