Vietjet receives new A321neo aircraft with the witness of Vietnamese National Assembly chairwoman in France

Wednesday, Apr 03, 2019 18:30

Vietnamese National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (centre) attends the delivery ceremony of Vietjet’s brand new A321neo, registered as VN-A600, at Airbus’s factory in Toulouse, France. — VNS Photo

Vietjet on Wednesday added a brand new A321neo from Airbus to its fleet.

The handover took place in Toulouse, France, in the presence of Vietnamese National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan who is on an official State visit.

This A321neo is the 60th aircraft of its model that Vietjet has received directly from Airbus, among almost 80 aircraft that the airline is operating.

Currently, Vietjet operates a fleet of new Airbus A320 aircraft with an average age of 2.82 years, making it the youngest fleet in the world.

According to Vietjet vice president Dinh Viet Phuong, the A320 aircraft has greatly contributed to Vietjet’s impressive operation performance, including the airline’s technical reliability rate of 99.64 per cent in recent years and to be among one of the airlines with the lowest operating costs in the world.

Vietnamese National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (sixth from left) with fellow dignitaries from the National Assembly as well as executive representatives of Vietjet and Airbus join the cutting of the red ribbon at the delivery ceremony of the new A321neo in Toulouse, France.— VNS Photo

“The delivery of this new A321neo emphasises Vietjet's great efforts to grow and modernise our fleet, so we can continuously contribute to the growth of tourism and economies across the region, while meeting our utmost objective, bringing maximum comfort, joy and safety to our valued passengers,” Phuong said.

With its maximum flexibility, fuel efficiency and the lowest possible operating costs in its size category, the A321neo provides the ideal platform for the carrier’s growth, Jean-Francois Laval, Airbus Executive Vice President Sales Asia, said.

“We are honoured to be a key partner of Vietjet, and we look forward to seeing more of our aircraft flying in its colours,” he said.

Fitted with 230 comfy leather-covered seats and high-quality carpeting, the first five rows of Vietjet’s spacious new A321neo have been especially designed to accommodate passengers who choose to fly Skyboss, the airline’s premium service. 

The aircraft’s interior also features a lively lighting system and a striking decor that combine to create a comfortable and refreshing ambience through the whole cabin.— VNS

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