Vietnam’s Vietjet signs deal with Airbus
Published: November 10, 2015 5:51 pm
10 November 2015, Nirapad News: Vietnamese carrier Vietjet signed a deal with Airbus at the Dubai Airshow on Tuesday to buy 30 single-aisle A321 planes worth a total of $3.6 billion.
The order is for nine A321ceo and 21 A321neo, said a statement issued by the airline at the signing ceremony, saying the deal was “worth a total of US$3.6 billion.”
“I can confirm this is a firm order,” said Airbus’s chief operating officer for customers, John Leahy after inking the deal. He said the client “did not pay the catalogue price,” but did not disclose the discount.
Vietjet CEO Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao said the “order for additional A321s responds to our growth strategy and to the need for additional seat capacity on both domestic and international routes.”
Vietjet first took to the skies at the end of 2011 and currently operates a fleet of 29 A320 family aircraft including three A321s, it says.
With Tuesday’s announcement, Vietjet has placed firm orders with Airbus for a total of 99 A320 family aircraft.