Vietjet has placed a firm order for 20 A321 aircraft, while also signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Airbus for 10 more A350s.
The Vietnamese flag carrier signed both agreements in Hanoi on Tuesday (September 6) to coincide with the state visit to Vietnam of French president François Hollande as it looks to expand both its regional and long-haul network.
The agreement for the A321s is comprised of 10 ceo and 10 neo aircraft, and also includes training services for flight crew and maintenance personnel at the airline’s new facility in Ho Chi Minh City.
Airbus said the courses at the facility will be identical to those offered at its own training centres.
VietJet currently operates 40 A320 Family aircraft but has large orders in place for more of the narrowbodies, including 54 A320s and 65 A321s.
The A350 MoU is for the -900 variant, with the aircraft to be deployed on non-stop flights to the US.
Vietjet currently operates four Trent XWB-powered A350s and has an existing firm order in place for 10 of the aircraft.
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