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VietJet orders 50 more Airbus aircraft
  • | dtinews.vn, nld | November 03, 2018 10:52 AM
Vietjet Air signed a USD6.5 billion agreement on Friday to buy 50 A321neo aircraft from Airbus and a Memorandum of Understanding on LEAP-1B long-term jet engine maintenance worth USD 5.3 billion with CFM International.

CEO of Vietjet Air, Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao and Airbus Chief Commercial Officer, Christian Scherer sign the purchase agreement at the witness of Vietnamese PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and French PM Édouard Philippe on November 2


The agreements were signed with the attendance of Vietnamese PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and French PM Édouard Philippe on the occasion of the French PM’s state visit to Vietnam.

Speaking at the agreement signing ceremony, Vietjet’s President and CEO Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao said, “the fuel efficient A321neo will enable us to increase capacity and help us to expand the network significantly, especially on international routes,”

Airbus’s Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer said, “we are honoured to be a long-term partner of Vietjet and to finalise this new order. The airline’s latest preference for the Airbus product, in particular the A321, is a testimony to Vietjet’s professionalism and a great endorsement for the A321 in the highly competitive market.”

Following the aircraft purchase, Airbus will deploy pilot and technician training programs and fight management and flight safety management for VietJet.

In a separate statement, VietJet also signed a memorandum of understanding with CFM International on a USD5.3 billion deal for long-term jet engine maintenance.



CEO of Vietjet Air, Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao and Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Safran Aircraft Engines and CFM sign the a memorandum of understanding with CFM International on a USD5.3 billion deal for long-term jet engine maintenance.


VietJet, Vietnam’s biggest private airline, currently operates 60 Airbus jets with more than 385 flights daily within Vietnam and to countries such as Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, China, Thailand, Myanmar and Malaysia.

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