VietJetAir has moved nearer its goal to be a dependable and fast-growing low-cost carrier (see news), leasing three brand-new Sharklet-equipped A320s.
Its investment makes it the first in Vietnam to operate this fuel-saving wing tip device on the aircraft. Launched in 2012, Sharklets consist of light-weight composites, standing 2.4 metres tall. These allow operators to reduce fuel emissions, especially over longer sectors.
VietJetAir is currently offering 300 flights a week, all utilising brand-new A320s. Besides 11 domestic points in Vietnam, it has one international route, connecting Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City. With the latest acquisitions, the airline will be able to expand further to regional destinations such as Kuala Lumpur, Busan, Seoul, Singapore and Taipei.
A Hanoi-Bangkok service is expected to start up in June.
By 2015, it hopes to have 20 Airbus aircraft in its fleet inventory.
For more details, visit www.vietjetair.com
Margie T Logarta