© Reuters. An plane of the nationwide flag provider Vietnam Airways taxis behind a Vietjet plane at Noi Bai airport in Hanoi, Vietnam December 23, 2020. Image taken December 23, 2020. REUTERS/Kham
(Reuters) – Vietnamese price range airline Vietjet Aviation JSC mentioned it had signed an settlement with Airbus SE (OTC:) on Friday involving the timing of deliveries of 119 planes on order with the European producer.
The airline has 119 A321neo narrowbody planes, used for home and regional worldwide flights, on order which have but to be delivered, in response to Airbus’ order e-book. It didn’t present particulars of the brand new supply dates in an announcement issued on Friday.
Southeast Asian price range carriers that had ordered a whole lot of planes earlier than the pandemic have been hit exhausting by journey restrictions that left fleets largely grounded for months, although the state of affairs is starting to enhance. Vietnam and Malaysia final month allowed home flights to renew.
Vietjet’s transfer comes a month after Malaysian price range airline AirAsia Group Bhd additionally restructured its Airbus orders and revised supply plans.
Airbus Chief Industrial Officer Christian Scherer mentioned within the assertion that the settlement with Vietjet was one other instance of how the planemaker had labored with clients to search out options to adapt to the affect of the pandemic.
Vietjet additionally mentioned it could take supply of as much as three leased A330 widebodies in November as a part of the airline’s fleet improvement plan.
Vietnam plans to restart worldwide business flights with 15 international locations from January subsequent 12 months, its aviation authority mentioned on Friday, eyeing a full resumption by July.
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