“Vietjet Places Order for 20 A330neos at Singapore Airshow”

Vietjet has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus at the Singapore Airshow to acquire 20 A330neo widebody aircraft. These planes are intended to replace Vietjet’s leased A330-300s and support the airline’s network expansion plans. The A330neo aligns with Vietjet’s sustainability objectives and offers enhanced passenger comfort with increased space and in-flight entertainment options.

This deal marks Vietjet’s largest purchase of widebody aircraft to date. According to the airline, these A330neos will serve both long-range routes and high-capacity regional services. They will not only replace the existing leased A330-300 fleet but also facilitate the expansion of Vietjet’s route network.

Christian Scherer, CEO of Airbus’ Commercial Aircraft Business, expressed excitement about collaborating with Vietjet on the carrier’s expansion. He emphasized that the A330neo’s efficiency will enable Vietjet to minimize operating costs per seat while providing passengers with exceptional value. Scherer also noted that the A330neo will complement Vietjet’s existing order of A321XLRs, facilitating access to more distant destinations.

Vietjet’s CEO, Dinh Viet Phuong, highlighted the strategic significance of adding the A330neo to the airline’s fleet. He emphasized that the aircraft’s fuel-efficient design supports Vietjet’s sustainability and environmental goals, aiming for net-zero emissions by 2050. Phuong also emphasized the enhanced passenger experience, including longer-range flights and superior services, offered by the A330neo.