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Vietjet receives 29th aircraft

Released at: 13:42, 09/11/2015

Vietjet receives 29th aircraft

Carrier takes possession of new A321 and is also offering cheap flights starting at just $9 on its three latest routes.

by Tue Lam - Linh San

Vietjet Air’s newest aircraft, an A321, landed at 8.30am on November 8 at Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport after flying from Hamburg, Germany.

The A321ceo with Sharklet wingtips is the tenth in a milestone agreement between Vietjet and Airbus to purchase or lease 100 aircraft. The 230-seat plane is the latest version of the single-aisle aircraft family manufactured by Airbus. “With this addition to its fleet Vietjet is now operating 29 modern A320s and A321s, helping the new-age airline further develop its network in Vietnam and across the Asia-Pacific region”, said Mr. Luu Duc Khanh, Vietjet’s Managing Director.

Vietjet is also welcoming the introduction of its newest routes of Hanoi - Chu Lai (starting on November 18), Hai Phong - Cam Ranh (starting on November 19), and Vinh - Buon Ma Thuot (starting on November 19) by selling 20,000 promotional tickets from just VND199,000 ($9).

According to Vietjet’s Director of Business Development Desmond Lin, the new routes offer passengers more travel options and will boost economic and cultural exchange between cities in Vietnam. “With our growing fleet of modern aircraft, passengers can experience the full suite of Vietjet’s high-quality services as well as opportunities to purchase economical tickets and receive special surprises in our promotional campaigns,” he said.

Vietjet is the first airline in Vietnam to operate as a new-age airline with low cost and diverse services to meet passenger demand. It uses the latest e-commerce technologies to offer various products and services.

The airline now boasts a fleet of 28 aircraft, including A320s and A321s, and operates 190 flights each day. It has already opened 35 routes in Vietnam and across the region to destinations such as Thailand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, China, and Myanmar. To date is has carried more than 18 million passengers.

The airline also recently secured IOSA certification from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) after just three years of operations. Vietjet was also named “Best Asian Low Cost Carrier” at the TTG Travel Awards 2015, which compiles votes from travelers, travel agencies, and tour operators in Asia.

Looking ahead, the airline plans to expand its network across the region and has signed agreements with aircraft manufacturers to add to its fleet.

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