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Vietjet receives its 101st aircraft

Vietjet reached a new milestone as the airline took delivery of the 101st aircraft at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City. 

The arrival of the new 240-seat A321neo ACF aircraft represents Vietjet’s commitment to constant fleet expansion, with a total of 384 aircraft on order from leading manufacturers worldwide. 

In 2023 alone, Vietjet has continuously introduced new aircraft, furthering their mission to conquer the skies and fulfill the flight dreams of millions of passengers worldwide.

Vietjet’s cabin crew purser, Minh Huyen, who was there to welcome the airline’s first aircraft in 2011, joined the ceremony for the 101st aircraft and expressed her pride. “I am honored to witness this historical moment as Vietjet welcomes the 101st aircraft to Vietnam today. Together with our colleagues, we have been a part of realizing the flying dreams of hundreds of millions of passengers. We would like to extend special thanks to our beloved passengers for their trust and companionship throughout this journey. Vietjet’s fleet will continue to grow as we strive to make every flight a joyful and pleasant experience for passengers around the world.”

Adorned with their vibrant red-and-yellow livery and featuring the iconic “Hello Vietnam” song onboard, Vietjet’s fleet has become a symbol of connectivity and happiness, reaching numerous destinations across the globe. Despite the challenges faced, Vietjet has successfully served over 178 million passengers, connecting countries and contributing to business ties and trade opportunities. Furthermore, the airline has played a significant role in the growth of Vietnam’s aviation industry and the Asia-Pacificregion, solidifying the region’s position on the global aviation map.

As the festive season approaches, Vietjet and Thai Vietjet are well-prepared to welcome global travelers on our new aircraft. Vietjet’s professional and cheerful flight crew are dedicated to providing excellent service across our expanding flight network, which includes destinations such as Australia, India, China, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Southeast Asia, and beyond.

The introduction of the new A321neo ACF aircraft allows Vietjet to achieve significant reductions in fuel consumption, with at least a 16% decrease, as well as up to 75% less noise and up to 50% fewer emissions. Boasting the world’s leading modern fleet with optimized operating costs, Vietjet aims to provide passengers with more affordable flights while also prioritizing environmental protection and sustainable development. It is worth noting that since 2019, Vietjet has been the first airline worldwide to operate the new A321neo ACF 240-seat aircraft.

Vietjet adds five new international routes

Vietjet, Vietnam’s largest private airline, has just announced the launch of five new international services from Vietnam to AustraliaSouth KoreaHong Kong and Taiwan, further expanding its global network. This comes as exciting news for travellers throughout the Asia Pacific region, including Singapore, as they are set to fly at more affordable fares.

Vietjet continues to fortify its Vietnam – Australiaflight network by adding two new services from Ho Chi Minh City to Perth and Adelaide with five weekly flights, starting 21 November 2023. The new routes make Vietjet the first airline from Vietnam connecting to Australia’s five largest cities of Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.

The Hanoi – Hong Kong route will commence on 22 December 2023, with a daily frequency, departing from Hanoi at 08:55 and arriving in Hong Kong at 11:50. The return flight from Hong Kong to Hanoi will take off at 12:50 and land at 13:50 (local times). Travellers from Hong Kong can easily fly directly to all gateways of Vietnam’sNorth – Central and South, to Hanoi, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City, and Phu Quoc.

Phu Quoc, the emerging star of Vietnamese tourism will also welcome two new Vietjet’s services to Korea and Taiwan. Accordingly, Vietjet will operate the daily Phu Quoc – Busan route, starting from 10 December 2023. The flights depart from Phu Quoc at 01:15 and land in Busan at 08:05. The return flight will depart Busan at 08:55 and land in Phu Quoc at 12:40 (local times).

The Phu Quoc – Taipei direct service will operate from 17 January 2024, with a frequency of four  flights per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. The departure from Phu Quoc will be at 08:25 and the arrival in Taipei will be at 13:00. The return flights take off from Taipei at 14:00 and touch down in Phu Quoc at 16:50 (local times).

Top Copyright Photo: Vietjet Air ( Airbus A321-271N WL VN-A694 (msn 8436) DPS (Pascal Simon). Image: 961645.

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VietJet Air now connects Vietnam with Kochi, India

Vietjet Air ( Airbus A320-214 WL VN-A656 (msn 6584) SIN (Pascal Simon). Image: 939475.

VietJet Air has launched a new route connecting Ho Chi Ming City (Siagon) with Kochi (Cochin), India, a major port city on the Malabar Coast.

VN-A656 operated the inaugural flight on August 12.

The new route will be operated four days a week.

Top Copyright Photo: Vietjet Air ( Airbus A320-214 WL VN-A656 (msn 6584) SIN (Pascal Simon). Image: 939475.

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Vietjet announces 5 new Thai domestic routes, VN-A657 skids off the runway

Vietjet has announced and opened ticket sales from June 15, 2020 for 5 new Thailand domestic routes. These five new routes will connect the capital Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) with famous tourism and cultural destinations from North to South of Thailand including Hat Yai, Khon Kaen, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Ubon Ratchathani, and Surat Thani.


The 5 new routes extend Thai Vietjet’s domestic flight network to 12 domestic routes, connecting 11 destinations in Thailand. Vietjet is bringing more chance for people and tourists to benefit tourism, trade in Thailand.

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Hat Yai, a large district of Songkhla province in South of Thailand, is well-known as the center of trade, logistics, communications, transportation, and tourism of the province and the region. While Nakhon Si Thammarat and Khon Kaen are famous for their precious history. For Ubon Ratchathani, it is one of the four major cities of Isan, a region in northeastern Thailand, also known as the “big four of Isan.” Meanwhile, Surat Thani is a province in the lower southern Gulf of Thailand with many popular big and small islands around the province, including traveler’s favorite islands of Koh Samui. Let’s travel to these Thai top destinations with Vietjet.

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Recently, Vietjet has also increased its Vietnam domestic flight network to 53 routes with 8 new routes connecting Hanoi with Dong Hoi (Quang Binh province); Hai Phong with Quy Nhon (Binh Dinh province); Vinh (Nghe An province) with Phu Quoc; Da Nang with Phu Quoc, Da Lat (Lam Dong province), Buon Ma Thuot (Dak Lak province), Vinh and Thanh Hoa. These new routes will commence operation from June 18, 2020.


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Currently, Thai Vietjet is operating stable flight operation covering Thailand domestic network including routes between Bangkok and Chiang Mai/ Chiang Rai/ Phuket/ Krabi/ Udon Thani. Passengers are recommended to check the regulations and procedures upon arrival of each destination city and airports for smooth entry. The airline also continuously increases flight schedules and extends its network in response to rising demand. Earlier, Thai Vietjet has offered 1-year complimentary travel to front line medical staff, including all members of Thai Covid-19 Prevention & Control Committee and all doctors and nurses of 160 appointed hospitals for treatment of Covid-19 patients in Thailand as a way to appreciate the heroes who have been working hard to prevent and control the outbreak until the situation is recovered.


New Routes Flight time Frequency Start operation
Bangkok – Hat Yai 07:00-08:25 15:25-16:50 10 flights/week July 17, 2020
Hat Yai – Bangkok 08:55-10:35 17:20-19:00 10 flights/week
Bangkok – Khon Kaen 07:30-08:35 15:45-16:50 14 flights/week July 30, 2020
Khon Kaen – Bangkok 09:05-10:15 17:20-18:30 14 flights/week
Bangkok – Nakhon Si Thammarat 11:05-12:20 7 flights/week August 6, 2020
Nakhon Si Thammarat – Bangkok 12:50-14:20 7 flights/week
Bangkok – Ubon Ratchathani 10:45-11:55 7 flights/week October 6, 2020
Ubon Ratchathani – Bangkok 12:25-13:40 7 flights/week
Bangkok – Surat Thani 09:30-10:45 7 flights/week November 4, 202
Surat Thani – Bangkok 11:15-12:40 7 flights/week

In other news, following the announcement of Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) about re-opening Phuket International airport for domestic flight operation starting from June 13, 2020, Thai Vietjet is the first and only airline confirmed to resume operation of the route between Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) and Phuket international airport to serve passengers demand from that date. The airline strictly complies with current safety and healthy procedures including measuring passengers and crews’ body temperature, social distancing at the airport and on-board the flights. Passengers are required to wear the face mask throughout the journey.

Vietjet is the first airline to return to Phuket airport on 13 June 2020

Finally, Vietjet Airbus A321 VN-A657 skidded off the runway while landing at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City on June 14, 2020.

Flight VJ322 was operating from Duong Dong on Phu Quoc Island to Ho Chi Minh City. The A321 landed on runway 25L in heavy rain, but skidded off the runway into a grass field after crossing two taxiways.

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Vietjet orders 15 Airbus A321XLRs

Vietjet has announced that it will add the Airbus A321XLR to its fleet, with a firm order for 15 aircraft and the conversion of five A321neo aircraft from its existing backlog. The announcement was made during a visit to Airbus headquarters in Toulouse by Vietjet President & CEO Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, hosted by Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury.

During the visit, the airline also signed a new training agreement with Airbus Services. This will see Airbus position two new A320 Family full flight simulators at the carrier’s training centre in Ho Chi Minh City. Airbus will also provide a range of training services to the airline and its instructors.

Vietjet will be among the first airlines to receive the A321XLR. The addition of the aircraft to its fleet will allow Vietjet to further expand its network, flying longer routes across Asia, as well as to destinations as far afield as Australia and Russia.

Including this announcement, Vietjet has now ordered a total of 186 A320 Family aircraft, of which 60 have been delivered. The airline’s outstanding Airbus backlog is entirely composed of A321neo aircraft.

The aircraft will deliver an unprecedented Xtra Long Range of up to 4,700nm – with 30% lower fuel consumption per seat, compared with previous-generation competitor jets. At the end of September 2019, the A320neo Family had received more than 6,650 firm orders from nearly 110 customers worldwide.

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Vietjet Air to lease 10 Airbus aircraft from Novus

Novus has releases this statement:

Global aircraft leasing and financing company Novus Aviation Capital and new-age carrier Vietjet Air have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the financing and leasing of 10 aircraft over the next 18 months. The investment is valued at approximately $1.3 billion at list price, encompassing a combination of operating and finance leases. The aircraft will be a mix of single aisle aircraft from Vietjet’s order book.

The new deal comes shortly after Vietjet took delivery of its fifth aircraft through Novus, an Airbus A321neo, growing its fleet to 68 aircraft at an average age of 2.8 years. Currently, Vietjet operates around 400 flights daily, carrying more than 80 million passengers to date, with 119 routes covering destinations across Vietnam and international destinations such as Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, mainland China, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia and Cambodia.

Boeing, Vietjet announce order for 100 additional 737 MAX airplanes

Boeing and Vietjet confirmed that the innovative and growing Vietnamese carrier has purchased 100 additional 737 MAX airplanes, taking their MAX order book to 200 jets. During a signing ceremony today in Hanoi, United States President Donald Trump and Vietnamese Communist Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong joined leaders of both companies to unveil the $12.7 billion order, according to list prices.

The deal includes 20 MAX 8s and 80 of the new, larger MAX 10 variant, which will have the lowest seat-mile costs for a single-aisle airplane and be the most profitable jet in its market segment. The order was previously unidentified on Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries website.

In ordering 80 MAX 10s, Vietjet becomes the largest Asian customer of the airplane type. The carrier plans to use the added capacity to meet growing demand across Vietnam, as well as to serve popular destinations throughout Asia.

“The deal for 200 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes today is an important move for us to keep up with our international flight network expansion plan with a higher capacity, thus offering our passengers with more exciting experiences when being able to fly to more new international destinations,” said Madam Nguyễn Thị Phương Thảo, President and CEO of Vietjet. “I believe that our fleet will have breakthroughs thanks to new-generation technologies, which helps improve flight quality and enhance operational reliability, while reducing operating costs in the future. Passengers will then have more opportunities to fly with reasonable fares. The contract signing ceremony, which is witnessed by the top leaders of Vietnam and the US on the occasion of the US-North Korea Summit in Hanoi, will mark a milestone in the two companies’ growth path.”

Vietjet placed its first order for 100 737 MAX airplanes in 2016, which set the mark for the largest commercial jet purchase in Vietnam’s aviation sector at the time.

In addition to airplane purchases, Boeing will partner with Vietjet to enhance technical and engineering expertise, train pilots and technicians, and improve management capabilities at the airline and in Vietnam.

The carrier also uses Boeing’s digital solutions to optimize its operations, including flight planning and Tech Log Book.

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Vietjet orders 50 more Airbus A321neo aircraft

9000th Airbus Aircraft

Vietnamese carrier Vietjet has placed a firm order with Airbus for an additional 50 A321neo single aisle aircraft, finalizing an MOU signed at the Farnborough International Airshow last July.

The purchase agreement was signed in Hanoi by Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, Vietjet President and CEO and Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer.

The signing was witnessed by Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of Vietnam and Edouard Philippe, Prime Minister of France, during his official visit to Vietnam.

The new purchase agreement increases the number of A320 Family aircraft ordered by Vietjet to 171, of which 46 have already been delivered. This leaves the airline with a backlog of 125 aircraft on order with Airbus for future delivery, comprising 120 A321neo and five A321ceo.

To date, the A320 Family has won more than 14,700 orders and over 8,000 aircraft are currently in service with 334 operators worldwide.

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

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