Vietnam Airlines has announced an order for 50 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft as part of an enhanced relationship between Vietnam and the United States.
The deal is worth nearly USD 8 billion at list price value and will substantially aid Vietnam Airlines in future growth.
The Vietnamese carrier currently has 92 aircraft in service, with its most significant fleet type measured by active units being the A321 series.
Its Airbus A321-200s are also the oldest aircraft type measured by average age, with the mean being 11.8 years. The oldest unit is 16.7. Regarding its next-generation fleet, the airline operates the 787-9, 787-10 and over at Airbus the A350-900 and A321neo.
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.Dang Ngoc Hoa, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vietnam Airlines.
The 50 units are for the most popular variant in the 737 MAX series, the 737-8 and will provide what Boeing describes as the best possible flexibility for Vietnam’s growing aviation market.