Vietnam Airlines takes delivery of its first A321neo

Vietnam Airlines 1st Airbus A321neo
The first of 20 Vietnam Airlines Airbus A321neo aircraft

Vietnam Airlines has taken delivery of its first A321neo.

The aircraft has been acquired on lease from Aviation Capital Group (ACG).

Vietnam Airlines will receive 20 A321neo aircraft under its fleet renewal programme. The new addition complements the airline’s Airbus fleet that currently includes 57 A321ceo, three A330-200s and 12 long-range A350 XWB aircraft.

Powered by Pratt and Whitney Pure Power engines, the Vietnam Airlines A321neo features a premium two-class layout with eight business class seats and 195 economy class seats.

Selected for its outstanding operational efficiency, comfort and range, the A321neo will be deployed by Vietnam Airlines on services across Asia.

The A320neo and its derivative aircraft family members are the world’s best-selling single aisle aircraft with over 6,100 orders from over 100 customers since its launch in 2010. It has pioneered and incorporated the latest technologies, including its new generation engines and the industry’s reference cabin design, delivering 20% fuel cost savings alone. The A320neo also offers significant environmental benefits with nearly 50% reduction in noise footprint compared to previous generation aircraft.

About Vietnam Airlines

Vietnam Airlines is the flag carrier of Vietnam, headquarted in Ha Noi city, the capital of Vietnam. The airline flies to 52 destinations in 17 countries. It became a member of SkyTeam in June 2010, making it the first Southeast Asian carrier to join that alliance.

Fleet: The airline has a fleet of over 80 aircraft, including:

  • 57 Airbus A321
  • 3 Airbus A330
  • 12 Airbus A350
  • 11 Boeing 787

(Fleet information is approximate at the time of writing and is gathered from a number of well respected aviation sources. Vietnam Airlines does show fleet information including aircraft layouts and more but not actual aircraft numbers.)

Alliance: SkyTeam

N.B. Image credit: Airbus

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