VietJet Air receives first A321neo aircraft
15:49 | 05/01/2018

VGP - The low-cost carrier Vietjet has received an A321neo with the tail number of VN-646 flown from Hamburg, Germany, to Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City.

The Airbus aircraft landed at Tan Son NhatInternational Airport on January 2 from Hamburg, Germany.

The A321neo, registered as VN-646, is powered by Pratt & Whitney’s latest-generation GTF engines. It is also the 17th aircraft to be delivered to Vietjet from Airbus in 2017.

With 230 seats, Vietjet Air’s A321neo has its interior decorated with a unique color changing lighting system and fine patterns with leather seats and high-quality carpeting, the first five rows of Vietjet’sspacious, it have been especially designed to accommodate passengers flying Skyboss, the airline’s premium service.

The plane’s newest engines help reduce its fuel consumption by at least 16 %  in the early stage of operation and by 20 percent by 2020, 75 percent of noise, and 50 percent of gas emission. 

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 into its aircraft.

This is the 17th aircraft of the later generation that Vietjet Air has received from Airbus since 2017. 

The aircraft will be put into operation on both domestic and international air routes this month. 

On this occasion, 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.

Airbus Chief Operating Officer cum President of Commercial Aircraft, said, the A321neo combines a higher capacity with the lowest operating costs in its class, offering unbeatable efficiency. This aircraft will be a real asset in Vietjet’s expansion plans in such a competitive market, Fabrice Bregier.

                                                                                                                                               By Vien Nhu

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