Vietnam Airlines has placed a firm order with
Airbus for 16 more single aisle A321s and signed a Memorandum of
Understanding for two additional A350 XWBs.
A321 contract increases the total number of orders placed by
Vietnam Airlines for the type to 41, of which 14 have already been
delivered. The commitment for the A350 XWBs comes in addition to
an existing firm order for 10 aircraft placed in December 2007.
Vietnam Airlines has selected the A350-900 variant of the all-new
"Our new order for the A321 reflects the
success we have achieved with the aircraft on both our regional
and domestic route networks," said Pham Ngoc Minh, President and
Chief Executive Officer of Vietnam Airlines. "In the widebody
category, we firmly believe that the A350 XWB will set new
standards of efficiency and passenger comfort, making it the right
choice to develop our intercontinental route network."
"Vietnam will remain one of the key growth markets in Asia in
coming years," added Airbus President and CEO Tom Enders. "With the
Airbus single aisle family and the all-new A350 XWB, Vietnam
Airlines will be operating one of the most modern and efficient
fleets in the region and will be well placed to meet demand on
both its Asian and international services."
Airlines currently operates a mixed fleet of 52 modern aircraft and
flies to 19 domestic and 23 international destinations.
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