Vietnam Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo in Hamburg – Germany – the first of 20 A321neos ordered by the airline.
The carrier has been consistently upgrading its fleet, and the arrival of the new fleet is a significant step in the airline’s fleet renewal strategy.
Vietnam Airlines president and chief executive officer, Duong Tri Thanh said: “Vietnam Airlines appreciates the exceptional efficiency of Airbus A321neo with 20% reduced fuel burn and outstanding comfort. Especially, wireless in-flight entertainment system on Airbus A321neo will bring the flying experience to the new level.
“Delivery of this aircraft is a momentous occasion that marks Vietnam Airlines’ ongoing efforts to upgrade our narrowbody fleet as well as our 4-star service quality. We are confident that the Airbus A321neo fleet will further offer passengers high levels of comforts on growing domestic routes of Vietnam and Asia.”
The A321neo joins an existing Airbus fleet at Vietnam Airlines that currently includes 58 A321ceos, three A330s and 12 widebody A350-900s. The carrier will have a total of 110 aircraft by 2020.