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VietJet gets $60-million loan for aircraft purchase

Update: April, 17/2015 - 07:55

The loan provided by BNP Paribas Bank will help VietJet to finance purchases of five Airbus jets. — Photo thoibaokinhtesaigon

HA NOI (VNS) — Private carrier VietJet will receive US$60 million to purchase five Airbus aircraft, following a credit agreement inked with the France-based BNP Paribas Bank in the capital on Wednesday.

The two-year loan will help facilitate VietJet's purchase of Airbus planes under a $9.1-billion order placed in late 2013.

As planned, VietJet will receive between five and 10 jets of the 100 ordered from Airbus. With a fleet of 23 planes, the airline is spreading its wings to 28 domestic and international routes.

It also aims to launch flights to Europe in the future. — VNS

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