VietJet and Airbus finalized a $2.39 billion order for 20 more A321s in Hanoi today. The signing ceremony was witnessed by Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang and his French counterpart François Hollande.
The signing ceremony was witnessed by Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang and his French counterpart François Hollande.
“We are pleased to sign our latest purchase agreement with Vietjet,” said FabriceBrégier, Airbus President & CEO at the signing ceremony.
“Vietjet is benefitting from the very significant economies that come from operating a single aircraft family. For busier routes the A321 combines higher capacity with the lowest operating costs in its class, offering unbeatable efficiency. We look forward to developing further our partnership with Vietjet, including working with the airline to develop its new training facility,” he said.
"Vietjet is developing robustly and sustainably with an aim at better serving our passengers and promoting tourism and economic development in Vietnam and other regional countries,” sai President and CEO of Vietjet Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao.
"The friendly relationship in politics and culture between Vietnam and France has been nurtured through generations. The two countries are heading towards a more efficiently economic cooperation of which today agreement of Vietjet and Airbus is a vivid example,” Thao said.
The airplanes in this purchase will be delivered to Vietjet from 2017 to 2020.
The deal comes after Vietjet purchased 100 passenger jets from US aircraft maker Boeing for US$11.3 billion in May, during a visit by US President Barack Obama.
VietJet, founded in 2007 is making a major move into the lucrative Southeast Asian aviation sector.