Up to 100 Airbus A320s for VietJet

Posted by Matt Falcus | Posted in Airline News, Asia, Vietnam | Posted on 26-09-2013

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VietJet Airbus A320VietJet will receive up to 100 Airbus A320 family aircraft in a new deal signed with the manufacturer and lessors.

Vietnam’s VietJetAir has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for up to 92 A320 Family aircraft and will lease eight more from third party lessors. The agreement signed with Airbus today covers for 42 A320neo, 14 A320ceo and six A321ceo, plus 30 purchase rights for the A320 Family.

VietJetAir is an existing A320 operator, with eight leased aircraft already in service. The carrier took delivery this week of its ninth A320, delivered new from Airbus via the US leasing company AWAS.

 

VietJetAir to lease A320s with sharklets

Posted by Matt Falcus | Posted in Airline News, Asia, Vietnam | Posted on 22-04-2013

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VietJetAir A320 SharkletVietJetAir is set to become the first airline in Vietnam to operate the Airbus A320 with sharklets.

The carrier has agreed to lease three new A320s from AWAS.

Sharklets offer operators the flexibility of either adding a range of 100 nautical miles or an increased payload capability of up to 450 kilograms. These new Sharklet-equipped A320 aircraft will assist VietJetAir with their plans to expand into ASEAN and northern Asia to regional destinations such as Kuala Lumpur, Busan, Seoul, Singapore and Taipei.

VietJetAir announces date for first flights to Bangkok

Posted by Matt Falcus | Posted in Airline News, Asia, Miscellaneous Spotting, Thailand, Vietnam | Posted on 29-11-2012

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VietJetAirVietJetAir has announced the date it will inaugurate its first international flights, between Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok.

The daily flight will begin on 10th February, 2013 – the first day of the new Lunar Year – and will operate using Airbus A320 aircraft.

Desmond Lin, Business Development Director of VietJetAir, said: “We are very excited to be able to operate our inaugural international flight in the near future. This would give us the opportunity to showcase Vietnam in a different perspective – the fun side of Vietnam as a destination outside the traditional approach. Bangkok is also a major international hub for global travel where there is plenty of demand for our highly affordable ticket fares and high-quality flights on board a modern Airbus aircraft, staffed by fun, friendly and professional air stewards.”

VietJetAir’s new A320 arrives

Posted by Matt Falcus | Posted in Airline News, Asia, Vietnam | Posted on 17-10-2012

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Vietnam’s leading low-cost carrier VietJetAir this week unveiled a new Airbus A320 at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City.

This, the airline’s fourth aircraft, will soon be joined by many more as VietJetAir aims to meet its network expansion plans by the end of 2012 with further internal routes and international destinations on the way.

Vietnamese low-cost VietJet expands

Posted by Matt Falcus | Posted in Airline News, Asia, Vietnam | Posted on 08-03-2012

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Coming to a few more Vietnamese airports soon is new Asian low-cost carrier VietJet, which is expanding its network.

VietJet launched services in December 2011, and is now expanding on the following routes:

Ho Chi Minh City to Danang from 27th April
Hanoi to Nha Trang from 19th May

The airline already operates its Airbus A320s between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

I’m sure the airline will announce more destinations, possibly international, in the near future.

Abandoned 727 in Vietnam

Posted by Matt Falcus | Posted in Asia, Miscellaneous Spotting, Vietnam, Websites | Posted on 11-06-2008

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I saw this link today and found it quite interesting. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/7446469.stm

A Boeing 727 has been sat at Hanoi airport since last year, with nobody claiming ownership or making any attempts to fly it anywhere. It was flown in for maintenance from Cambodia, and simply abandoned.

Sadly it appears it may be scrapped.

Has anyone been to Hanoi and seen this aircraft? Does anyone have a registration or c/n of the aircraft?