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

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Vietjet to order 50 more Airbus A321neo aircraft

Vietjet has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Airbus for the purchase of an additional 50 A321neo single aisle aircraft. The agreement was announced at the Farnborough Air Show today by Vietjet Vice President Dinh Viet Phuong and Eric Schulz, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer.

The latest agreement will see the carrier’s backlog of orders for the A320 Family rise to 129 aircraft, including 123 A321neo and 6 A321ceo. Vietjet will use the additional aircraft to meet growing demand for its services on both its domestic and international networks.

Vietjet first took to the skies in 2011 and now operates an all-Airbus fleet currently comprising 59 A320 Family aircraft. The carrier’s route network already spans the whole of Vietnam and some 30 destinations across Asia.

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VietJet orders 100 additional 737 MAX airplanes

Boeing and VietJet signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today at the 2018 Farnborough International for an additional 100 737 MAX airplanes. The agreement, which includes 80 737 MAX 10s and 20 737 MAX 8s, is valued at more than $12.7 billion at current list prices.

The Vietnamese low-cost carrier will become the largest MAX 10 customer in Asia once the deal is completed. VietJet plans to leverage the added capacity of the MAX 10 to satisfy surging demand on high-dense domestic routes, as well as on popular destinations throughout Asia.

As part of the agreement, Boeing would partner with VietJet to enhance technical and engineering expertise and the training of pilots and technicians in Vietnam, helping to further develop the commercial aviation ecosystem in the growing country. Boeing will also support VietJet in improving management capabilities at the airline and in the country.

VietJet is Vietnam’s first privately-owned airline and is also the first low-cost carrier in the country. The airline is in the midst of bolstering its world-class fleet with highly efficient and capable airplanes that will allow for expansion of its regional network.

In 2016, VietJet finalized an order for 100 high-capacity 737 MAX 8 airplanes, which set the mark for the largest-ever single commercial airplane purchase in Vietnamaviation.

The deal will be reflected on Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries website once it is finalized.

The 737 MAX family achieves superior fuel efficiency and range through the latest CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets, and other improvements. The jet also features the signature Boeing Sky Interior and large flight deck displays.

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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 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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