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Vietjet set to revolutionise its fleet with new A330neo order

written by Newsdesk | February 22, 2024

Vietjet set to revolutionise its fleet with new A330neo order

Vietjet Air has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus, indicating its intentions to purchase 20 A330-900 widebody aircraft. This deal marks Vietjet’s inaugural foray into owning widebody aircraft, aimed at enhancing its long-range network capabilities and managing high-demand regional services. Furthermore, this strategic move is designed to phase out the airline’s current leased A330-300 fleet while also facilitating network growth.

Dinh Viet Phuong, Vietjet Chief Executive Officer, highlighted the significance of the new addition, stating, “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.” He further emphasized the aircraft’s alignment with Vietjet’s commitment to sustainability and its goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. Phuong assured that passengers would benefit from the adoption of the A330neo, expecting “longer-range, well-equipped flights with excellent services at more competitive fares.”

Christian Scherer, the CEO of the Commercial Aircraft business at Airbus, expressed enthusiasm about their partnership with Vietjet. He commented, “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.” Scherer also noted that the A330neo would complement the A321XLRs previously ordered by Vietjet as the airline expands its reach to more distant destinations.

The A330-900 is distinguished by its Airspace cabin, renowned for offering passengers a superior experience characterized by enhanced comfort, space, and design elements like enlarged overhead bins, innovative lighting, and access to cutting-edge in-flight entertainment and connectivity. With its modern Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, the aircraft boasts a non-stop flight capacity of up to 7,200 nm / 13,300 km. As of January 2024, the A330 Family has garnered 1,771 firm orders from over 130 global customers.


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