Vietnam’s Jetstar Pacific Airlines has finalised a purchase agreement with Airbus for ten A320ceo aircraft.
The contract follows an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) announced earlier this year and was signed in Hanoi by Le Hong Ha, chief executive officer of Jetstar Pacific and Fabrice Brégier, Airbus president. Witnesses at the signing were François Hollande, president of France who was on a stately visit to Vietnam and Tran Dai Quang, president of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
The order from Jetstar Pacific marks the first direct purchase by the airline from Airbus with expectations that the new aircraft will join an existing fleet of 12 leased A320 Family aircraft flying with the airline on domestic and regional routes.
According to Le Hong Ha:
“This order is a key milestone for our operation here in Vietnam and beyond. These new aircraft will be used primarily to expand our international network from Vietnam as part of the wider Jetstar Group. As competition grows in Vietnam, we believe that the A320 and our value-based quality service will place us well to attract a growing share of the market.”
Value-based airline Jetstar Pacific operates a total of 33 domestic and international routes and is part of the larger Jetstar Group network that connects to more than 75 destinations in 17 countries with 4,000 weekly flights.