Vietjet has placed a firm order with Airbus for
an additional 50 A321neo single aisle aircraft, finalising an MOU
signed at the Farnborough International Airshow in July.
The new purchase agreement increases the number
of A320 Family aircraft ordered by Vietjet to 171, of which 46
have already been delivered. This leaves the airline with a
backlog of 125 aircraft on order with Airbus for future delivery,
comprising 120 A321neo and five A321ceo.
ďThe fuel efficient A321neo will enable us to
increase capacity and help us to expand the network significantly,
especially on international routes,Ē said Vietjetís President &
CEO, Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao.
The A321neo can seat up to 240 passengers in a
single class layout and has a range of up to 4,000 nautical miles