Showing posts with label VietJet. Show all posts
Showing posts with label VietJet. Show all posts

23 February, 2024

Vietjet to order 20 A330neo widebodies

Vietjet Air has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus for the purchase of 20 A330-900 widebodies. 

When finalised, this will be Vietjet’s first-ever widebody order. The aircraft will be operated on the carrier’s growing long range network, as well as on high capacity regional services. They will replace the carrier’s current fleet of leased A330-300s, as well as providing for network expansion. 

Vietjet Chief Executive Officer Dinh Viet Phuong said, "The new A330neo aircraft is a strategic addition to comprehensively modernise Vietjet's fleet, enhancing operational capabilities to support our global flight network expansion plan. Its fuel-efficient new-generation design aligns with our sustainable development strategy and ESG goals, aiming for net-zero emissions by 2050. With the introduction of the A330neo, passengers can look forward to longer-range, well-equipped flights with excellent services at more competitive fares."

Vietjet selects RTX's Pratt & Whitney to power 19 additional A321neo aircraft

GTF engines selected for follow-on A321neo order

Pratt & Whitney, an RTX  business, and new-age airline Vietjet announced that the airline has exercised options for an additional 19 firm GTF-powered A321neo aircraft. Pratt & Whitney will also provide Vietjet with engine maintenance through an EngineWise® Comprehensive service agreement. A signing ceremony took place at the Singapore Airshow with representatives from both companies.

Rick Deurloo, president of Commercial Engines at Pratt & Whitney (left) and Dinh Viet Phuong, CEO, Vietjet (right) signing an agreement for RTX’s Pratt & Whitney to provide GTF engines for 19 additional A321neo aircraft for Vietjet.

Vietjet is a rapidly growing airline with an expansive fleet and flight network. Vietjet Chief Executive Officer Dinh Viet Phuong, said. "We continue to select and trust our partner, Pratt & Whitney, as they have long been a world leader in the aviation industry with a solid technology foundation. We are confident about the GTF-powered aircraft that provide fuel efficiency and reduce the environmental impact. Vietjet continues to have trust and faith in the ongoing support provided by Pratt & Whitney."

Vietjet received its first A321neo aircraft in 2018 and currently operates a fleet of 24 GTF-powered A321neo aircraft. Combined with the airline's previous orders, Vietjet has committed to up to 87 aircraft of this type.

"Nearly a decade ago, Vietjet first selected the GTF engine, and we value the airline's continued trust in Pratt & Whitney to power its expanding fleet," said Rick Deurloo, president of Commercial Engines at Pratt & Whitney. "GTF engines provide Vietjet with some of the lowest fuel consumption and emissions in the region."

Vietjet is actively expanding its flight network to serve passengers throughout Vietnam, Australia, India, China, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, and many more intercontinental destinations. The airline aims to provide the best flying experience at the most competitive cost for passengers through strategic partnerships with leading aviation and technology partners in the industry worldwide.

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06 April, 2021

Resumption of international routes for Vietjet

Ho Chi Minh City based Vietjet has restarted some international routes, according to Breaking Travel News. Flights from the carriers home base to Bangkok will fly once a week on a Friday and the airline will launch flights to Seoul from Hanoi on 15th April.     

10 January, 2020

A one-of-a-kind Japanese adventure from VistaJet to celebrate Chinese new year

               To celebrate the coming Year of the Rat, VistaJet, the first and only global private aviation company, is unveiling a one-of-a-kind Japanese adventure as part of VistaJet World – its comprehensive portfolio of unique multi-stop travel experiences across the world.

Holidaymakers across Asia will be taking to the skies for Chinese New Year this January, and Japan is proving to be one of the most popular destinations this year. From discovering the secrets of Sumo in Tokyo, to the serenity of rural Karuizawa, the geisha culture of Kyoto, and the country traditions of Oita, VistaJet’s uniquely tailored itinerary of Japan’s most exclusive and authentic experiences promises to restore mind, body and soul.


Fly with VistaJet from anywhere in the world at any time to begin your Japanese adventure with the world’s top Sumo wrestlers in Tokyo. Get to know this year’s champions over dinner and discover the secrets to success in this uniquely Japanese sport, before watching them in action in the ring. Learn the ways of the Samurai by taking a sword-fighting lesson with Kill Bill choreographer Tetsuro Shimaguchi. For food lovers, awaken your senses with an early morning visit to Tokyo’s Tsukiji Fish Market guided by a local master chef to sample some of Japan’s finest delicacies.

07 March, 2019

VietJet Air finalises $5.3 billion CFM LEAP-1B engine order and long-term support agreement

Vietnam’s VietJet Air and CFM International have finalized an agreement for the airline to purchase 200 LEAP-1B engines to power 100 additional Boeing 737 MAX aeroplanes announced earlier today, along with an extension of airline’s current Rate Per Flight Hour (RPFH) agreement to include the new engines.  The agreement, which includes 15 spare engines, is valued at $5.3 billion U.S.

05 November, 2018

Vietjet orders 50 Airbus A321neo aircraft

Vietnamese carrier Vietjet has placed a firm order with Airbus for an additional 50 A321neo single-aisle aircraft, 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.

The signing was witnessed by Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of Vietnam and Edouard Philippe, Prime Minister of France, during his official visit to Vietnam.

“The fuel-efficient A321neo will enable us to increase capacity and help us to expand the network significantly, especially on international routes,” said Vietjet’s President & CEO Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao. “We are honoured to be a long-term partner of Vietjet and to finalise this new order,” said Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer. “The airline’s latest preference for the Airbus product, in particular, the A321, is a testimony to Vietjet’s professionalism and a great endorsement for the A321 in the highly competitive market.”

18 July, 2018

VietJet interested in 100 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

The Vietnamese low-cost carrier VietJet has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Boeing on Wednesday at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow for an additional 100 737 MAX aircraft.

The deal is split between 80 737 MAX 10s and 20 737 MAX 8s and has a list price of  $12.7 billion at current list prices. If this deal is completed, VietJet would become the largest MAX 10 operator in Asia and would use the MAX 10 aircraft to satisfy the surging demand on high-dense domestic routes, as well as on popular destinations throughout Asia.

"We are excited to introduce Boeing's newest 737 MAX 10 into our rapidly growing fleet. These new airplanes will fit perfectly into our growth strategy, providing the efficiency and range for VietJet to expand its route network and offer more international destinations for our customers and expand alliances across Asia Pacific, the fastest growing aviation market in the world," said Madam Nguyễn Thị Phương Thảo, President and CEO of VietJet.

07 July, 2018

Vietjet Air launches Cam Ranh/Nha Trang – Da Nang route

Starting late September this year Vietjet Air will launch a new domestic air service between Cam Ranh/Nha Trang and Da Nang.  The service will be flown by an Airbus A321 leaving at 1145 local time and arriving Da Nag at 1245. The return of the daily service will leave at 1320 from Da Nang with an arrival scheduled for 1420 in Cam Ranh/Nha Trang.

05 January, 2018

Vietjet Celebrates Delivery of First Airbus A321neo

Vietjet celebrated the airline's first A321neo aircraft delivery at Airbus in Hamburg, Germany.  The aircraft, powered by Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan™ (GTF) engines, arrived in Ho Chi Minh City shortly after Vietjet celebrated six years of passenger flights and ten years since the airline was founded.

"We are very happy to take delivery of our first GTF-powered A321neo," said Dinh Viet Phuong, vice president of Vietjet. "We believe that the GTF engine will deliver exceptional fuel efficiency and a superbly quiet passenger experience."

Vietjet placed an order for 63 A320neo family aircraft in February 2016, and ordered an additional 10 aircraft just last month during a signing ceremony in Vietnam's capital, Hanoi. Both contracts included multi-year EngineWise™ Fleet Management Programs.