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Vietjet Air Signs MoU for Purchase of 20 A330neo Widebodies

: Feb 22, 2024 - : 5:35 pm

Singapore, (22 Feb. 2024), Vietjet Air has entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus for the acquisition of 20 A330-900 widebodies.

This marks Vietjet’s inaugural widebody order, intended for expanding its long-range network and bolstering regional services. The new aircraft will replace the carrier’s leased A330-300s and facilitate network growth.

Vietjet Chief Executive Officer Dinh Viet Phuong said, “The new A330neo aircraft is a strategic addition to comprehensively modernise Vietjet’s fleet, enhancing operational capabilities to support our global flight network expansion plan. Its fuel-efficient new-generation design aligns with our sustainable development strategy and ESG goals, aiming for net-zero emissions by 2050. With the introduction of the A330neo, passengers can look forward to longer-range, well-equipped flights with excellent services at more competitive fares.”

“We are excited to work with Vietjet on the next phase of the carrier’s expansion,” said Christian Scherer, CEO of the Commercial Aircraft business of Airbus. “The A330neo will enable the airline to achieve the lowest possible operating costs per seat and to continue to offer its customers the best possible value wherever they fly. It will also be the perfect complement to the A321XLRs already on order with the airline, as it spreads its wings to more far flung destinations.”

The A330neo features the Airspace cabin, offering passengers a comfortable and modern experience with increased space, larger bins, enhanced lighting, and advanced entertainment and connectivity systems.

With Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, the A330-900 boasts a non-stop range of 7,200 nm / 13,300 km. As of January 2024, the A330 Family has received 1,771 firm orders from over 130 customers worldwide.

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