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Vietjet orders 20 Airbus A321XLR aircraft

Vietjet plans to further bolster its all Airbus A320 Family aircraft fleet. Under a deal signed directly with the manufacturer, the Vietnamese airline is to add 20 Airbus A321XRL planes ‒ five of which are conversions from its previous A321neo order....


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VietJet delivers bikini airlines to India

Vietnamese low cost “bikini airline” is opening first direct routes to India. VietJet has announced the launch of two direct flights from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi (Vietnam) to New Delhi (India) starting in December 2019....


AeroTime Team
Vietjet firms 100 737 MAX order, but is it the biggest in Asia?

Vietjet, Vietnam’s low cost carrier, and Boeing has just officially confirmed a deal for 100 737 MAX jets, boosting the total to a whooping 200. While the airline now is the biggest MAX 10 type customer in Asia, are 200 planes enough to be the biggest 737 MAX customer in the region?...


Ruta Burbaite
Full throttle: Vietnam scrambles to achieve FAA safety rating

Reports indicate the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) could grant Category 1 rating to Vietnam “soon”, allowing the Southeast Asian nation’s airlines to fly to the U.S. and codeshare with American carriers. Vietnam’s efforts to gain the top safety ranking have been backed by U.S. giant Boeing, as the country’s airlines are major customers of both Boeing and Airbus jets....


Clement Charpentreau
More than bikinis: the face of Vietnam’s flourishing aviation

While Vietjet is often cited for its raunchy flight inaugurations that included bikini-wearing flight attendants, the airline is no joke....


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Vietjet confirms order for 50 more A321neo

Vietnamese carrier Vietjet has placed a firm order with Airbus for an additional 50 A321neo single aisle aircraft on November 2, 2018, finalising an MOU signed at the Farnborough International Airshow last July. The purchase agreement was signed in Hanoi today by Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, Vietjet President and CEO and Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer....


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VietJet orders more Airbus jets one day after major Boeing deal

On July 18, 2018, Boeing struck a new deal with VietJet Air, by which the airline provisionally ordered 100 737 MAXs. Just a day later, the airline placed another provisional order for 50 Airbus A321neos....


Clement Charpentreau
Bikini airlines: new destinations, old habits?

The announcement of the Vietnamese low-cost company VietJet arrival in India’s booming aviation economy attracted a lot of attention in March 2018. It was not because of its competitive prices or the new route  it was opening....


Clement Charpentreau
Vietnam: a thriving market for French aviation industry

French aviation industry relies heavily on the growing Vietnamese market and is a privileged partner of the country airlines....


Oleg Volkov
Vietjet and Pratt & Whitney sign $600M engine deal

Vietjet and Pratt & Whitney announced the selection of the PurePower Geared Turbofan (GTF) engine to power the airline’s order of 10 new aircraft on the occasion of the APEC 2017 and first official state visit to Vietnam by US President Donald Trump....