SINGAPORE 2014: VietJet Air orders 63 A320 family aircraft

VietJet Air has signed firm orders for 42 firm Airbus A320neo, 14 A320ceo and 7 A321ceo aircraft plus 30 purchase rights and will also take seven more of the family from third party leasing companies.

The first of the A320ceos will be delivered later this year, while the airline will take its first A320neo towards the end of 2018.

Congratulating VietJet Air on its deal, Airbus CEO Fabrice Bregier told Nguyen Thi Phuoung Thao, the airline’s vice-chairwoman and CEO, that he believed “this number will be short of what you need, as Vietnam is growing very fast with a growth rate expected to be about 10% year-on-year”.

After only two years of operations, VietJet Air has made a significant achievement by getting 26.2% of the domestic market share in Vietnam., The airline has carried more than 4 million passengers with a fleet of just 11 aircraft on 16 domestic and 4 international routes.

Photo shows (l-r): John Leahy, COO–customers, Airbus; Fabrice Bregier, CEO, Airbus; Nguyen Thi Phuoung Thao, vice-chairwoman and CEO, VietJet Air; Dr Nguyen Thanh Hung, vice-chairman, VietJet Air

Bernie Baldwin, editor, Low-Fare & Regional Airlines/

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