Airbus A220-300 arrives in Viet Nam on regional demo tour

Thursday, Aug 01, 2019 17:00

The Airbus A220-300 passenger airliner landed at Hà Nội's Nội Bài International Airport on Thursday as part of its two-week demonstration tour of the Asia-Pacific region. — Photo courtesy of Airbus

The Airbus A220-300 passenger airliner has arrived in Ha Noi on Thursday as part of its two-week demonstration tour of the Asia-Pacific region.

The aircraft on display at Ha Noi’s Noi Bai International Airport is an Airbus flight test aircraft, featuring a brand new and comfortable layout of 143 seats in a single class passenger cabin.

During the day, airline executives and members of the media witnessed its leading-edge capabilities and high levels of passenger comfort during a special one-hour demonstration flight. Airbus representatives also highlighted the suitability of the aircraft for airlines operating in Viet Nam.

The A220 Family comprises the smaller A220-100 and larger A220-300, which are the only aircraft purpose-built for the 100-150 seat market.

The A220 is part of Airbus’ modern and comprehensive aircraft family, which covers the market ranging from 100 to more than 400 seats. In the single-aisle category, this comprises the A220 and the A320 Family (which includes the A320neo, the best-selling aircraft in aviation history). In the wide body family, Airbus manufactures A330 Family (including the latest A330neo) and the long range leader A350 XWB Family.

In the region’s single-aisle market Airbus has over 60 per cent market share, with more than 3,000 aircraft in service with 80 airlines, and over 1,500 on order for future delivery.

Vietnamese carriers have been flying Airbus aircraft since 1991. To date, the European manufacturer has sold almost 200 passenger aircrafts to customers in the country. All of the country’s major carriers, including Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar Pacific, VietJet Air and Bamboo Airways, operate Airbus aircraft. — VNS

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