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Vietjet air receives the 6th A330-300 aircraft

Sixth Airbus A330-300, which will be operated on international flights, is delivered to Vietjet. The Vietnamese airline Vietjet just received its sixth Airbus A330-300, which will help the company to meet increased demand during the busy summer travel season and be deployed on its international routes, as part of its growth strategy.


The low-cost carrier has been adding widebody aircraft to its roster recently; the fifth A330 was only recently added to the fleet. This year, as it grows its network and launches new routes, the airline aims to add more A330 aircraft to its fleet.Additionally, the carrier claimed that the A330 improves its operating efficiency and enables it to deliver “positive flight experiences at reasonable fares” by offering the airline superior fuel efficiency and performance.


The airline’s A330-300 widebody aircraft are configured with a total of 377 seats, with 12 seats in business class and 365 seats in economy, both in a three-three-three expansion

The international network of the Vietnamese airline includes stops in Kazakhstan, Australia, India, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan (China), Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, etc. Two new routes between Ho Chi Minh City and Kochi, India, and Hanoi, Japan, have been confirmed by the airline for the upcoming months.The Hanoi (HAN) to Hiroshima (HIJ) route will start running on July 19th, making it the first of these lines to go into service. The service will be offered on Wednesdays and Sundays, twice per week. The scheduled flight will leave HAN at 02:15 and land in HIJ at 08:45. The return flight takes off from HIJ at 09:45 on the same morning and arrives in HAN at 12:35, just after noon. The flight will take an average of 4 hours, 30 minutes to complete each leg.The second new route, which runs four times per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, will connect Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) and Kochi (COK) later on August 12. These services will leave SGN at 7:20 and arrive in COK at 10:50. The return flight is scheduled to take off from COK at 23:15 and land in SGN at 06:40 the next morning.


Operational expansion


Vietjet has lofty goals for the year 2023, including expanding from 78 to 87 aircraft and modernizing its fleet of Airbus A330 and A321 aircraft for improved operational efficiencies. The airline, however, has set a goal of growing its passenger base by 25% this year.


Additionally, the airline expects to improve its existing 40% market share of Vietnam’s domestic market by transporting an extra five million passengers this year. Just last month, the airline added three brand-new Airbus A321neo aircraft to its fleet, and later this year, it will add three more A330s.


The airline is still waiting on the delivery of a sizable number of narrowbody aircraft from both Airbus and Boeing. The airline has placed orders for 20 Airbus A321XLRs and 91 Airbus A321neos. Vietjet has placed orders for 50 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft and 100 larger Boeing 737 MAX 8-200 aircraft on the Boeing side of the order book. Vietjet is undoubtedly an airline with ambition, and it will be interesting to see how the career performs in the future, given the airline’s existing operations and its expansion strategy.


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