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First VietJetAir A320 completes initial flight

Released at: 03:36, 04/11/2014

First VietJetAir A320 completes initial flight

The first of 100 or so new purchases by Vietjet Air has taken to the skies in a trial flight.

Vietjet Air's first A320 on order from Airbus has reached a new production milestone, having successfully undertaken its first flight in Toulouse, France. The aircraft is the first of up to 100 of the best-selling single aisle aircraft the carrier will acquire under a deal finalised in February. The plan covers firm orders with Airbus for 63 aircraft plus purchase rights to 30 more. Vietjet Air will also lease seven other aircraft from third-party lessors. The acquisitions will join its existing fleet of 16 leased A320s and will be operated on its expanding network of domestic and regional routes.

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