VietJet has finalised an order for 100 Boeing 737 MAXs worth $11.3 billion, with deliveries due to start in 2019.
The agreement was signed at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi by VietJet president and chief executive officer (CEO), Nguyễn Thị Phương Thảo, and Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO, Ray Conner. The US president, Barack Obama, and his Vietnamese counterpart, Trần Đại Quang were present at the ceremony.
Nguyen says: “Vietjet is efficiently operating a fleet of narrow body airplanes. Our investment in a fleet of B737 Max 200 will accommodate our strategy of growing Vietjet’s coming international route network including long haul flights.”
“Through this agreement, Vietjet will contribute increasing bilateral trade turnover between Vietnam and the United States, as well as the integration and development of the aviation industry in Vietnam.”
Conner says: “Boeing is proud to again play an integral role in advancing Vietnam’s aviation industry. We’re honored to be joined by President Quang and President Obama for this historic milestone and order of 100 737 MAX 200 airplanes.”