Vietjet and Boeing have finalised an order for 100 737 MAX 200 aircraft, the largest ever commercial aircraft purchase in Vietnam’s aviation history. Tran Dai Quang, president of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and US president Barack Obama witnessed the historic agreement, which has been valued at approximately US$11.3 billion.
Vietjet has signed an agreement with Pratt & Whitney to provide PurePower Geared Turbofan engines for the airlines order of 63 Airbus A320neo and A321 aircraft. “We are very pleased to choose the PurePower Geared Turbofan engine for our Airbus A320neo and A321neo fleet,” said Madam Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, president, Vietjet.
Vietjet recently launched three new domestic routes across Vietnam connecting Pleiku with Hai Phong and Vinh, and Ho Chi Minh City with Tuy Hoa. The Pleiku-Hai Phong debut flight is scheduled for the January 15th, 2016. Vietjet will operate four flights each week; every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
Vietjet has signed a memorandum of understanding in Hanoi with Aviation New Zealand. Nguyen Duc Tam, vice president of Vietjet and John Nicholson, chief executive of Aviation New Zealand signed the landmark deal in the presence of dignitaries from the two countries.
Vietnamese carrier Vietjet has placed a firm order with Airbus for the purchase of 30 more A321s – totalling nine A321ceo and 21 A321neo. The order was signed at the Dubai Airshow by Vietjet president and chief executive, Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, and John Leahy, Airbus chief operating officer, customers.
Vietjet Aviation Joint Stock Company has officially launched the operation of its international flight route from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to Yangon, Myanmar. The route will initially operate five round trips per week with a flight duration of two hours 15 minutes per section. Vietjet currently operates two daily flights from Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City.
Vietjet has announced the launch of a new route linking Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and the capital city of South Korea, Seoul. With a frequency of seven return flights per week, the inaugural flight, which will take off on November 7th, will depart Tan Son Nhat International Airport at 00.15 and arrive at Incheon International Airport at 07.25.
Vietjet has announced that it will increase the frequency of its service between Ho Chi Minh City and Taipei. The new flights will take off on June 18th 2015. From five return flights a week, the airline will now increase it to operate on a daily basis to meet flourishing demand from business and leisure travellers on this route.
Budget carrier VietJetAir has been fined by officials in Vietnam after hosting a bikini-clad beauty pageant onboard without the necessary authorisation. State media reports the airline was fined 20 million dong (£611) for the Hawaiian-themed dance.