Posted on: 06 September 2016 by Mark Howells
tVietjet has placed a firm order with Airbus for 10 A321ceo and 10 A321neo aircraft to meet growth on its domestic and regional network.
ttThe purchase agreement was signed in Hanoi by Vietjet’s president and CEO, Nguy?n Th? Ph??ng Th?o, and Fabrice Brégier, president and CEO of Airbus. The signing took place during a state visit to Vietnam by François Hollande, President of France, and was witnessed by Hollande and Tran Dai Quang, President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.ttThe aircraft are scheduled to be delivered to Vietjet between 2017 and 2020.tt“Vietjet is developing robustly and sustainably with an aim towards better serving our passengers and promoting tourism and economic development in Vietnam and other regional countries,” commented Nguy?n Th? Ph??ng Th?o. “The friendly relationship in politics and culture between Vietnam and France has been nurtured through generations. The two countries are heading towards a more efficiently economic cooperation of which today agreement of Vietjet and Airbus is a vivid example.tt“We do take pride in and appreciate Airbus for their efforts and support since our operation. Thanks to our modern fleet with advanced designs, fuel efficiency as well as effective support in operations, training and system development, Vietjet will continue to realise passengers’ dreams of flying, to create a future in the air with an aim at making Vietjet become more and more popular globally.”ttFabrice Brégier added, “We are pleased to sign our latest purchase agreement with Vietjet. Vietjet is benefitting from the very significant economies that come from operating a single aircraft family. For busier routes the A321 combines higher capacity with the lowest operating costs in its class, offering unbeatable efficiency. We look forward to developing further our partnership with Vietjet, including working with the airline to develop its new training facility.”ttVietjet and Airbus have also finalised an agreement for the OEM to provide training services for flight crew and maintenance personnel at the airline’s new facility in Ho Chi Minh City. Airbus will run courses identical to those offered at its own training centres.t