Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Vietnam Airlines has signed a memorandum of understanding to buy 10 Airbus A350-900 XWBs and 20 A321s.

Vietnam Airlines signs MoU for ten A350-900s, 20 A321s

Vietnam Airlines has signed a memorandum of understanding to buy 10 Airbus A350-900 XWBs and 20 A321s.

The commitment, announced today by the European aircraft manufacturer, comes on the same day as the carrier is reported to have disclosed an MoU with Boeing covering 12 additional 787s.

Vietnam Airlines currently operates 23 Airbus aircraft – ten A320s, ten A321s and three A330s – and has five further A321s still on order.

Airline chairman and CEO Nguyen Sy Hung says: “We thoroughly reviewed the A350 XWB programme, and we are very confident that this aircraft will set new standards of passenger comfort, operating economics and low emissions in our growing long-haul markets. The size of the A350-900 XWB responds very well to our expected traffic growth over the next decade.”