VietJet Adds First Airbus A330-300 to Its Fleet

VietJet’s addition of a A330-300 widebody jet came when the airline was planning to resume its international flying on January 01, 2022. VietJet may add two more A330s in early 2022.

Highlights:

  • VN-A811 formerly flew for AirAsia X, which withdrew its service in May 2021.
  • Airbus A330-300 can accommodate 378 passengers.
  • VietJet had 75 planes in its fleet, the majority of which were A321-200s and A321neos.

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On the occasion of its 10th-anniversary celebration, VietJet welcomed a new plane, its first Airbus A330-300 widebody jet. The Airbus A330-300 aircraft, registered as VN-A811, landed at Ho Chi Minh’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport.

VietJet’s addition of a new plane comes at a time when the airline was planning to resume its international flying on January 01, 2022. The airline will initially operate return flights to Tokyo Narita, Seoul, Taipei, Singapore, and Bangkok once a week. After a few weeks, the airline intends to increase frequencies and add destinations if the international travel normalizes.

VN-A811 formerly flew for AirAsia X. AirAsia X withdrew the plane from service in May 2021

VietJet may add two more A330s in early 2022. VietJet is eyeing flying to Moscow from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, and Nha Trang by mid-2022. Considering that VietJet plans to start services to Moscow from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, and Nha Trang by mid-2022, new additions are required.

According to reports, VietJet will start flights to Hanoi on July 3, 2022, with two weekly flights. Ho Chi Minh will be a one-stop through-plane service via Hanoi, while Nha Trang will be twice-weekly from July 10, 2022.

Airbus A330-300 can accommodate up to 378 passengers

Airbus A330-300 will add new dimensions in passenger comfort, the scope of operations, and network reach to the airline. VietJet’s new Airbus can accommodate 378 passengers and comes with 12 business class suites. They are equipped with Rolls-Royce’s Trent 700 engines.

VietJet had 75 planes in its fleet, the majority of which were A321-200s and A321neos. VietJet also has 18 Airbus A320-200s. VietJet still has more than 100 aircraft on order with Airbus – all narrowbodies.

“We have invested in a modern fleet, and we will expand our intercontinental flight network in the coming time. I believe that VietJet’s new services to Russia will again prove our commitment to offering top-quality flight products and services,” Vietjet’s Managing Director Dinh Viet Phuong.

“Choosing the A330s as part of VietJet’s ongoing commitment is to modernize our fleet and elevate services so that our customers can take farther flights more comfortably with the most competitive ticket fares ever,” he added.

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