As reported by Business Traveller Asia-Pacific (see here), low-cost carrier VietJet Air was set to make a landmark purchase of A320 aircraft from Airbus.
The order was finalised today at the Singapore Air Show, where Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, vice chairperson and chief executive of VietJet Air, signed a purchase agreement for 43 A320neo, 14 A320ceo, plus 30 purchase rights.
In addition, the airline intends to lease a further eight A430 Family jets from third party lessors.
“The A320 has proven to be extremely efficient in service with VietJet Air and is a favourite with our passengers,” said Luu Duc Khanh, managing director, VietJet Air. “Based on this experience, we look forward to developing our business across the Asia-Pacific region”
VietJet Air currently operates a fleet of 11 leased A320s, and therefore the order marks the first occasion in which the airline would be the sole owner of new aircraft.
For more information, visit www.vietjetair.com