Vietnamese Carriers In 40 Airbus Jet Order
Airbus announced orders for 40 aircraft from three Vietnamese airlines during a visit to the country by French President Francois Hollande.
Flag carrier Vietnam Airlines signed a Memorandum of Understanding for 10 additional A350-900s in a deal worth USD$3.08 billion at list prices.
The carrier already has four aircraft in service, with 10 still to be delivered from a previous order. Vietnam Airlines was the first Asian airline to take delivery of the A350.
“The A350 is the suitable aircraft for our proposed intercontinental routes to Europe and the US,” Vietnam Airlines’ chief executive Duong Tri Thanh said.
Privately owned Vietjet placed a firm order for 20 A321s, comprising of 10 A321ceo and 10 A321neo aircraft. The order is worth USD$2.4 billion at list prices.
Budget carrier Jetstar Pacific finalised an order for 10 A320ceo aircraft worth USD$980 million at catalogue prices. Jetstar Pacific is a joint venture between Vietnam Airlines and Australia’s Qantas.