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Vietjet inks $2.39 billion deal with Airbus

Update: September, 06/2016 - 17:00
Leaders of Vietjet and Airbus shake hands after signing the deal. - VNS Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI - Vietjet today clinched a deal valued at some US$2.39 billion with Airbus to buy 20 more A321 aircraft.


The signing ceremony was witnessed by President Trần Đại Quang and his French counterpart Francois Hollande.


“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,” Airbus President and CEO Fabrice Bregier said.


“We look forward to further developing our partnership with Vietjet, including working with the airline to develop its new training facility,” he added.


In her speech, Vietjet president and CEO Nguyễn Thị Phương Thảo spoke highly of the bilateral relationship between Việt Nam and France.


“The two countries are heading towards a more efficient economic cooperation, with today’s agreement between Vietjet and Airbus a clear example,” she said.


The airplanes will be delivered to Vietjet from 2017 until 2020.


Vietjet is the first airline in Việt Nam to operate as a new-age airline with low costs and diversified services to meet customers’ demands.


Currently, the airline operates more than 250 flights per day. It operates 50 routes in Việt Nam and across the region to international destinations, such as Thailand, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan, as well as mainland China, Myanmar and Malaysia. It has carried some 25 million passengers till date. -VNS


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