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Vietjet gears up to welcome new Boeing aircraft into its fleet

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News Desk, News Nation 360: Some 200 new 737 BMAX aircraft will soon join the Vietjet fleet of planes after the airline carrier reaffirmed its commitment to Boeing during the 2022 Farnborough International AirShow recently, one of the world’s biggest aerospace events. Both companies have reached an agreement on the 200 aircraft order and will soon execute a flexible aircraft delivery schedule in a bid to support and meet Vietjet’s growth plans. With more new routes launched by Vietjet this year alone to keep up with the growing demand for air travel as it continues to recover and pick up speed, this aircraft order is indeed a timely one. As a start, the first 50 aircraft will be delivered to Thai Vietjet – the affiliate company of Vietjet in Thailand. Thai Vietjet is currently one of the leading domestic airlines in Thailand and is one that is favoured among the Thai people. In the order agreement that was signed between the two companies, Boeing will also be providing and supporting Vietjet with maintenance, technical support, and training to ensure lasting and sustainable growth with the highest levels of efficiency, reliability and affordability.  Dinh Viet Phuong, managing director of Vietjet stated that this agreement is a milestone in the long-standing and trusting relationship between Vietjet and Boeing, as well as the Vietnam – U.S trade economy. Taking into account the recent aviation infrastructure constraints in Vietnam, the first 50 aircraft will be delivered to Thai Vietjet and they will be embedded with Vietjet’s signature livery. These Boeing aircraft will soon take off into the Thai skies with investment from international finance resources. According to John Bruns, vice president of India & Southeast Asia Sales and Marketing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, they are honoured to continue their partnership with Vietjet to drive affordable passenger service in one of the world's fastest-growing aviation regions. The B737 Max, with its

efficiency, flexibility, and capability, will support Vietjet’s goal to grow its route network in Asia and beyond. The airline has recently announced new regional hubs at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad, adding 11 new direct flights to key Vietnamese cities and totalling its India-Vietnam flight network to 17 routes from September onwards. 

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Report : Anustup Kundu

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