Vietnam low-cost carrier VietJet Air has signed an order with Airbus for 20 A321 aircraft.
The deal is valued at $ 2.39 billion at list prices, says VietJet in a statement. The aircraft will be delivered from 2017 to 2020.
“VietJet is developing robustly and sustainably with an aim at better serving our passengers and promoting tourism and economic development in Vietnam and other regional countries,” says VietJet president and chief executive Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao.
The signing ceremony took place in Hanoi. It was presided over by Vietnamese president Tran Dai Quang and French president Francois Hollande, who is in the country for a state visit.
Flight Fleets Analyzer shows that VietJet operates 37 A320 family aircraft. Prior to today’s order, it had firm orders for 38 A321s, 42 A320s, and 100 Boeing 737 Max 200 aircraft.
Today’s order brings its entire backlog to 200 narrowbody aircraft.