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Vietjet Places $3.6B Order With Airbus for 30 New A321s

Vietnamese low-cost carrier Vietjet helped break an order logjam at the Dubai Airshow on November 10 by announcing a firm order with Airbus valued at $3.6 billion to purchase 30 A321 narrowbody airliners. The order is the third the carrier has made with Airbus over the past two years. Hanoi-based Vietjet, which launched operations in 2011, now operates 29 A320-series aircraft, including three A...

Vietnam Airlines results for the first nine months of 2015

Vietnam Airlines Corporation would like to announce our business result for the first nine months through to September. Vietnam’s macro-economy has been stabilised with positive growth figures in the first nine months of the year. Various policies that promote the country’s tourism industry have been put into effect since mid year this year. The visa-waiver program for the five E...

VietJet A320 suffers radome damage after bird strike

A VietJet Air Airbus A320 aircraft suffered extensive damage to its radome in a bird strike incident on the evening of 30 September. The aircraft was flying on the Buon Ma Thuot-Hanoi route operating flight VJ496, confirms VietJet. The carrier provided no details on the number of passengers or crew aboard the jet, but says it landed safely. Images on social media show the aircraft...

Vietnam Airlines' A350 makes international debut

Vietnam Airlines has started deploying the Airbus A350-900 aircraft internationally. The type’s first international flight for the carrier was on the Hanoi-Paris route, which departed on 30 September, says the SkyTeam alliance member. FlightRadar24 showed that the aircraft assigned to operate the first flight bears the registration VN-A887. It is estimated to land in Paris Ch...

Macao-Ho Chi Minh City Direct Flight Opens

Jetstar Pacific, a low-cost airline headquartered in Vietnam, has started non-stop flights from Macao to Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City, offering schedule service on every Tuesday and Saturday. The direct route will facilitate exchanges of residents and visitors, and further enhance links between the two places in economy, trade and culture, said Simon Chan, president of Macao Civil A...