Fitted with 230 leather-covered seats and high-quality carpeting, the aircraft’s interior also features a sophisticated lighting system and striking décor.
Singapore – On 3 April 2019, Vietnamese National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, along with her dignitaries from the National Assembly, attended the delivery ceremony for Vietjet’s brand new A321neo, registered as VN-A600 at Airbus’s factory.
Fitted with 230 leather-covered seats and high-quality carpeting, the aircraft’s interior also features a sophisticated lighting system and striking décor to create a comfortable and refreshing ambience in the cabin. The first five rows of Vietjet’s spacious new A321neo have been specially designed to accommodate passengers who have chosen to fly Skyboss, the airline’s premium service.
The National Assembly of Vietnam delegation’s visit to the aircraft manufacturer’s factory demonstrates the commitment of Vietnam’s national leaders in supporting the development of the country’s aviation industry, supporting technological advancements and strategic partnerships within the industry.
During the visit, the Chairwoman of the National Assembly of Vietnam, Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, highlighted Vietjet as a pioneering airline that has been contributing to the development of the national and regional aviation industry. She noted the Vietnamese aviation industry’s continuous growth, with Vietjet being one of the fastest growing airlines in the Asia-Pacific region. Vietnam’s economy has benefited greatly from tourism and investments in the industry and the government has given considerable support for the development of the aviation industry.
Speaking at the delivery ceremony in France, Mr. Jean-Francois Laval, Airbus Executive Vice President Sales Asia, said, “We are pleased to be an aircraft manufacturer of choice for Vietjet, one of the fastest growing carriers in the Asian region. We congratulate Vietjet on their latest A321neo delivery. At Airbus, we are honoured to be a key partner of Vietjet and we look forward to seeing more of our aircraft flying in its colours.”
Marking a significant milestone in the partnership, the A321neo is also the 60th aircraft of its kind that Vietjet has received directly from Airbus, amongst a fleet of almost 80 aircrafts that the airline operates. The new aircraft will join in the fleet’s operations immediately from April 2019.
Speaking on the momentous occasion, Mr. Dinh Viet Phuong, Vice President of Vietjet, said, “Vietjet is currently operating a fleet of new Airbus A320 family aircrafts with an average age of 2.82 years, making it the youngest fleet in the world. The A320 family aircraft has contributed greatly to Vietjet’s impressive operational performances, including the airline’s technical reliability rate standing at 99.64% as one of the airlines with the lowest operating costs in the world. The delivery of the new A321neo today once again emphasises Vietjet's efforts to grow and modernise our fleet, so we can continue to contribute to the growth of tourism and the economies across the region, while meeting our utmost objective to bring maximum comfort, joy and safety to our valued passengers.”