26-Sep-2013 11:17 AM

VietJet confirms order for 92 A320 family aircraft

VietJet Air confirmed (25-Sep-2013) the signature of a MoU with Airbus for up to 92 A320 family aircraft and will lease eight more from third party lessors. The USD6.1 billion agreement covers 42 A320neo, 14 A320ceo and six A321ceo, plus 30 purchase rights for the A320 family. VietJet Air is an existing A320 operator, with eight leased aircraft already in service. VietJet Air managing director Luu Duc Khanh stated the first aircraft will be delivered in 2014 with the last one by 2022 at a rate of "ten aircraft a year". The carrier took delivery this week of its ninth A320, delivered new from Airbus via the US leasing company AWAS[more - original PR] [more - analysis]

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