VietJet gets $60-million loan for aircraft purchase

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 15:21

The loan provided by BNP Paribas Bank will help VietJet to finance purchases of five Airbus jets. — Photo thoibaokinhtesaigon

HA NOI (Biz Hub) — Private carrier VietJet will receive US$60 million to purchase five Airbus aircraft, following a credit agreement inked with the France-based BNP Paribas Bank in the capital on April 15.

The two-year loan will help facilitate VietJet's purchase of Airbus planes under a $9.1-billion order placed in late 2013.

As planned, VietJet will receive between five and 10 jets of the 100 ordered from Airbus. With a fleet of 23 planes, the airline is spreading its wings to 28 domestic and international routes.

It also aims to launch flights to Europe in the future.

On the same day in HCM City, the carrier launched a new class, SkyBoss, which aims to offer passengers high-quality and modern air services. — VNS

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