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Vietjet converts order for 42 Airbus A320neo to A321neo

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Vietjet (Hanoi) will convert its existing order for 42 Airbus A320neo to the larger A321neo, bringing to a total of 73 A321neo and 11 A321ceo on order for future delivery.

The first A321neo “new engine option”, registered as VN-646, has also arrived at Tan Son Nhat International Airport from Hamburg recently, marking a major milestone for Vietjet as it has become the first airline in Southeast Asia to operate the Airbus aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney’s latest-generation GTF engines.

Fitted out with 230 comfortable leather-covered seats and high-quality carpeting, the first five rows of Vietjet’s spacious new A321neo have been especially designed to accommodate passengers flying Skyboss, the airline’s premium service. The aircraft’s interior also features a unique color-changing LED light system and striking décor to create a comfortable and refreshing ambience throughout the whole cabin.

The brand new A321neo incorporates the latest in engine design, advanced aerodynamics and cabin innovations. According to the aircraft manufacturer, its GTF engines offer a significant reduction in fuel consumption — at least 16 percent from day one and 20 percent by 2020 — as well 75% reduction in noise and 50% in emissions.

The A321neo is also the 17th aircraft Vietjet has received in 2017 alone, increasing its total fleet to 55. The new aircraft has begun operating on domestic and international routes to and from Vietnam as of January 2018.

 

Copyright Photo: Vietjet Air (VietJetAir.com) Airbus A321-211 WL VN-A651 (msn 5295) (9000th Airbus Aircraft) HAN (Jacques Guillem Collection). Image: 939474.) (9000th Airbus Aircraft) HAN (Jacques Guillem Collection). Image: 939474.

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Vietjet introduces its first Airbus A321neo

Vietjet has become the first airline in Southeast Asia to take delivery of an AIrbus A321neo (new engine option) after the Airbus aircraft landed at Tan Son Nhat International Airport from Hamburg, Germany. The A321neo, registered as VN-646, is powered by Pratt & Whitney’s latest-generation GTF engines.

Fitted out with 230 comfy leather-covered seats and high-quality carpeting, the first five rows of Vietjet’s spacious new A321neo have been especially designed to accommodate passengers flying Skyboss, the airline’s premium service. The aircraft’s interior also features a unique color-changing LED light system and striking décor to create a comfortable and refreshing ambience through the whole cabin.

The brand new A321neo incorporates the latest in engine design, advanced aerodynamics and cabin innovations. According to the aircraft manufacturer, its GTF engines offer a significant reduction in fuel consumption — at least 16 percent from day one and 20 percent by 2020 — as well 75% reduction in noise and 50% in emissions. The engines were first introduced by Pratt & Whitney in 2016. Vietjet is one of the very first airlines in the world to incorporate the engines to its aircraft. The A321neo is also the 17th aircraft delivered to Vietjet from Airbus in 2017.

The new aircraft will begin operating on domestic and international routes to and from Vietnam in January 2018. On receiving the aircraft, Vietjet also announced its decision to upgrade an existing order for 42 A320neo aircraft to the superior, and larger, A321neo models. Accordingly, the airline now has a total of 73 A321neo and 11 A321ceo on order for future delivery.

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Vietjet launches and celebrates three new routes between Vietnam and Thailand

Vietjet held several jubilant inaugural ceremonies to celebrate the debuts of the airline’s three new routes connecting Vietnam and Thailand, including the Da Lat – Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City – Phuket and Ho Chi Minh City – Chiang Mai routes. Held in airports in Vietnam, passengers on the inaugural flights were treated to entertainment programs and presented with lovely gifts from Vietjet. The three new routes serve the transportation and travel demands of the local people and tourists while contributing to the promotion of trading and integration in the region.

The inaugural ceremony of the Da Lat – Bangkok route, with a hot flower bikini dance, was held at Lien Khuong International Airport in Da Lat on December 18, 2017. The event was warmly received by the public, leaders of Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism, Ministry of Transport, Aviation Administration and related departments of Vietnam and Thailand.

The inaugural ceremony of the Ho Chi Minh City – Phuket route was held at Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City on December 15, 2017. It was witnessed by Mr. Manopchai Vongphakdi – Thailand Ambassador to Vietnam, leader of the Aviation Administration of Vietnam, Culture, Sport and Tourism Department of Ho Chi Minh City and leaders of travel industries of Vietnam and Thailand. Earlier, Vietjet also welcomed the first flight of the Ho Chi Minh City – Chiang Mai route, which arrived to the great excitement of both passengers and the public on December 12, 2017.

The Da Lat – Bangkok route operates a return flight every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday with a flight time of approximately one hour and 45 minutes per leg. Flights depart from Dalat at 12:55 and land in Bangkok at 14:40 (local time). Return flights take off from Bangkok at 10:30 and arrive in Dalat at 12:15 (local time).

The Ho Chi Minh City – Phuket route opearates a return flight every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday at around two hours per leg. Flights depart at Ho Chi Minh City at 10:15 in the morning and arrive in Phuket at 12:10 (local time). Return flights take off at 13:05 in Phuket and lands in Ho Chi Minh City at 15:10 (local time).

The Ho Chi Minh City – Chiang Mai route operates a return flight every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday with a flight time of just under two hours per leg. Flights depart at Ho Chi Minh City at 11:35 in the morning and arrive in Chiang Mai at 13:30 (local time). Return flights take off at 14:20 in Chiang Mai and land in Ho Chi Minh City at 16:25 (local time).

With the opening of these new routes, Vietjet now operates six flights to “the Land of Smiles – Thailand” from Vietnam. Aiming to become a leading consumer airline, Vietjet has continually opened new routes while adding brand-new aircraft to its fleet, investing in modern technology and offering more added-on services and products to serve all customer’s demands. Since its establishment just a few years ago, Vietjet has continuously contributed to the community and created flying opportunities for tens of millions of domestic and international passengers.

Bottom Copyright Photo (all others by Vietjet): Vietjet Air (VietJetAir.com) Airbus A320-214 WL VN-A695 (msn 3646) SIN (Michael B. Ing). Image: 939266.

Vietjet Air (VietJetAir.com) Airbus A320-214 WL VN-A695 (msn 3646) SIN (Michael B. Ing). Image: 939266.

The “Bikini Airline” issues its 2018 calendar

Vietjet uses its provocative “bikini girls” to buck international trends to get attention in Vietnam. The airline has issued this statement and video:

Vietjet Bikini Calendar Girls are arriving to celebrate Christmas and the New Year!
The hot and sexy models have always been the favorite of many Vietjet passengers, also becoming the media focus every year. Not only displaying their gorgeous looks, the models posed in different cabin crew and staff roles to showcase the airline’s high-quality service and friendly staff.
This year’s international model team included the popular 20-year-old American model, who has nearly 950k instagram followers, Celine Farach and Thai runner-up of Miss Tiffany’s Universe 2017, Kwanlada Rungrojampa (Rock Kwanlada). Vietnamese runner-up of the Asia’s Next Top Model 2017, Ming Tu Nguyen is another attraction.
With the airport, aircraft and cabin as backgrounds, the bikini models pose as pilots, technicians, maintenance staff, flight attendants, ground staff, air traffic controllers, presenting a very interesting perspective to the airline’s excellent services and modern fleet.

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Vietjet opens two routes from Ho Chi Minh City to Phuket and Chiang Mai

Vietjet Air (VietJetAir.com) Airbus A320-214 VN-A688 (msn 2712) (HD Bank) SGN (Rob Finlayson). Image: 925332.

Vietjet on October 26, 2017 launched ticket sales for two new routes from Ho Chi Minh City to Phuket and to Chiang Mai serving the travel and trade demands between these well-known tourist destinations in Vietnam, Thailand and Hong Kong through connecting flights.

The Ho Chi Minh City – Phuket route will operate a return flight every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday from December 15, 2017 with around two hours per leg. The flight will depart Ho Chi Minh City at 10:15 and arrive in Phuket at 12:10 (local time). The return flight takes off at 13:05 (local time) in Phuket and lands in Ho Chi Minh City at 15:10.

The Ho Chi Minh City – Chiang Mai route will operate a return flight every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday from December 12, 2017 with around two hours per leg. The flight will depart Ho Chi Minh City at 11:35 and arrive in Chiang Mai at 13:30 (local time). The return flight takes off at 14:20 (local time) in Chiang Mai and lands in Ho Chi Minh City at 16:25.

With the opening of the two new routes, Vietjet now operates 6 routes to the “Land of Smiles” Thailand.

Copyright Photo: Vietjet Air (VietJetAir.com) Airbus A320-214 VN-A688 (msn 2712) (HD Bank) SGN (Rob Finlayson). Image: 925332.

Vietjet orders 9 Airbus A321ceo and 21 A321neo airliners

VietJetAir (VietJetAir.com) Airbus A321-211 WL D-AVXK (VN-A665) (msn 6852) XFW (Gerd Beilfuss). Image: 929925.

Vietjet Air has placed a firm order with Airbus for the purchase of 30 more A321s (9 A321ceo and 21 A321neo). The order was signed at the Dubai Airshow by Vietjet President and CEO, Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, and John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers.

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Vietjet first took to the skies at the end of 2011 and now operates a fleet of 29 A320 Family aircraft including three A321s, on a network covering Vietnam and a growing number of destinations across Asia. Following today’s announcement the airline has placed firm orders with Airbus for a total of 99 A320 Family aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Gerd Beilfuss/AirlinersGallery.com. Brand new Airbus A321-211 D-AVXK (msn 6852) became VN-A665 on delivery on November 7, 2015.

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VietJet Air to add Boeing aircraft

Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) has issued this statement about a possible new customer in VietJet Air (Ho Chi Minh City):

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Boeing and VietJet Air have announced the companies’ intention to collaborate and expand the airline’s future fleet with Boeing airplanes.

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The memorandum of collaboration signing event was hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and witnessed by H.E Nguyen Phu Trong, General Secretary of Vietnam Communist Party, along with other Vietnamese and U.S. government officials.

“Boeing is honored to start this new partnership with VietJet,” said Dr. Dinesh Keskar, senior vice president, Asia Pacific and India Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “We look forward to providing VietJet with the very best airplanes in the world such as the 737 MAX and growing this relationship for many years to come.”

VietJet Air, is a privately held, low-cost airline in Vietnam, with headquarters in Ho Chi Minh City is currently a loyal Airbus customer.

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