Vietnam Airlines has selected Boeing B737MAX aircraft for its short-haul fleet renewal.
Vietnam Airlines has placed an order for 50 Boeing B737MAX-8 aircraft. This will see the airline shift from an all-Airbus short-haul fleet.
The commitment was announced during a signing ceremony with President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, White House officials and Vietnamese government leaders.
In line with Vietnam Airlines’ 2025-2030 fleet strategy and a vision to 2035, aircraft investment is a crucial project that underpins positive recovery momentum and prosperous outlook for the airline. The new narrow-body fleet will allow us to foster our overall development and extend our high-quality service on Vietnam Airlines’ domestic and Asian routes, as well as modernize our fuel-efficient fleet.said Dang Ngoc Hoa, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vietnam Airlines.
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U.S. and Vietnam officials said the commitment will bolster jobs in both countries and strengthen the bilateral economic partnership. Building on Boeing’s long history of collaboration with Vietnam’s civil aviation industry, the carrier’s 737 MAX fleet will support the country’s goal of becoming a leading aviation hub.
Southeast Asia is one of the world’s fastest growing aviation markets, and the 737 MAX is the perfect airplane for Vietnam Airlines to efficiently meet that regional demand. We value our historic partnership with Vietnam Airlines, dating back to 1995 when the airline first leased 767s.said Brad McMullen, Senior Vice President of Commercial Sales and Marketing, Boeing.
Boeing now has 100 customers for B737MAX who have ordered more than 5,600 aircraft of the type.
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