Vietjet Aviation Joint Stock Company has inked a deal at the Dubai Air Show to purchase 30 more Airbus A321 jets (nine A321ceo and 21 A321neo), worth a total of US$3.6 billion. Vietjet’s President and CEO, Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao said “Together with the new aircraft order, we will continue to expand our network, customise services and facilities while still offering the lowest fares in order to ease the travel of our customers.”
“This additional order from the fast growing airline Vietjet confirms the success of the A230 family as the preferred choice for airlines in the single aisle market,” said Fabrice Brégier, Airbus’ President and CEO. “We are delighted Vietjet once again selected the A321, our largest single aisle and the perfect partner for the airline’s continued impressive growth.”
The A321neo is the largest addition to Airbus’ best-selling single aisle A320 family. The newly ordered aircraft will be delivered from late 2016 until 2020 to meet the airline’s operation expansion in Asia. Vietjet plans to receive eight to 12 neo aircraft every year.
Vietjet currently operates 190 flights per day across 35 routes, domestically and internationally. The airline recently won IOSA Certification from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) after just three years of operations. Vietjet was also honoured “Best Asian Low Cost Carrier” at the TTG Travel Awards 2015.