Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Vietnam Airlines gets first A321-200neo

Vietnam Airlines has taken delivery of a new Airbus A321-200neo this week from aircraft leasing giants Air Lease Corporation.  The new jet is the first of 12 the airline has on order which are scheduled for delivery through 2019 from ALC’s order book with Airbus.

“ALC is pleased to announce this first of 12 new Airbus A321-200neo aircraft delivery today,” said Steven F. Udvar-Házy, Executive Chairman of Air Lease Corporation. “This new delivery strengthens our long-standing relationship as Vietnam Airlines continues to excel as one of the fastest growing airlines in Asia with the most modern, fuel-efficient aircraft.”

The super advanced Airbus A321-200neos feature the fuel-efficient PW1130G engines and will enable the carrier to make great savings on operational costs as it enters the carriers expanding fleet. In addition to the 12 new Airbus A321-200neo aircraft, Vietnam Airlines is also confirmed to take delivery of eight Boeing 787-10s from ALC starting in the third quarter of 2019 through 2021. Vietnam Airlines currently has two A330-200s on lease from ALC, for a total of 22 aircraft on lease to the airline.

“We are delighted to deliver the first of 12 new A321neo aircraft on long-term leases from ALC to Vietnam Airlines,” said Jie Chen, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Asia of Air Lease Corporation. “Further A321neo deliveries to Vietnam will take place in the coming weeks.”