Vietjet Air and Airbus Strike Landmark Deal for A330-900 Widebodies

Vietjet Air and Airbus Strike Landmark Deal for A330-900 Widebodies

(IN BRIEF) Vietjet Air has inked a significant Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus, marking the airline’s inaugural foray into widebody aircraft with the purchase of 20 A330-900s. Intended to bolster Vietjet’s long-range and regional operations, these A330neo additions will supplant the carrier’s current leased A330-300 fleet while facilitating network expansion. Vietjet’s CEO highlights the A330neo’s fuel efficiency and alignment with the airline’s sustainability goals, aiming for net-zero emissions by 2050. Airbus’s CEO underscores the A330neo’s operational cost efficiency and synergy with Vietjet’s existing A321XLR fleet. With the A330neo’s Airspace cabin and Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, passengers can anticipate enhanced comfort, entertainment, and connectivity. This deal reflects Vietjet’s strategic fleet modernization and expansion efforts in the global aviation market.

(PRESS RELEASE) TOULOUSE, 22-Feb-2024 — /EuropaWire/ — 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.”

“We are excited to work with Vietjet on the next phase of the carrier’s expansion,” said Christian Scherer, CEO of the Commercial Aircraft business of Airbus. “The A330neo will enable the airline to achieve the lowest possible operating costs per seat and to continue to offer its customers the best possible value wherever they fly. It will also be the perfect complement to the A321XLRs already on order with the airline, as it spreads its wings to more far flung destinations.”

The A330neo features the award-winning Airspace cabin, which offers passengers a unique passenger experience,  high level of comfort, ambience, and design. This includes more individual space, enlarged overhead bins, a new lighting system and access to the latest in-flight entertainment and connectivity systems.

Powered by the latest generation Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, the A330-900 is capable of flying 7,200 nm / 13,300 km non-stop. At the end of January 2024, the A330 Family had accumulated 1,771 firm orders from more than 130 customers worldwide.

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Communications – Airbus Asia-Pacific
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