Airbus APAC success

Airbus saw a slew of A320 orders in the Asia-Pacific region in September - including a 100-strong order from VietJet. The other hot spot at China Aviation Expo was the Chinese domestic market. Start-up Qingdao Airlines signed a purchase agreement for a total of 23 A320 Family aircraft, including five A320ceo and 18 A320neo.

1st Oct 2013


Airbus APAC success

Airbus saw a slew of A320 orders in the Asia-Pacific region in September - including a 100-strong order from VietJet.
The other hot spot at China Aviation Expo was the Chinese domestic market. Start-up Qingdao Airlines signed a purchase agreement for a total of 23 A320 Family aircraft, including five A320ceo and 18 A320neo.
Also at the show, Zhejiang Loong Airlines signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 20 Airbus A320 Family aircraft, including 11 A320ceo and nine A320neo.
Singapore-based lessor BOC Aviation, meanwhile, signed a deal for 25 A320 Family aircraft comprising 13 A320ceo and 12 A320neo at the event.
The VietJet deal consists of an MoU for up to 92 A320 Family aircraft and the airline will lease eight more from third party lessors. The purchase includes 42 A320neo, 14 A320ceo and six A321ceo, plus 30 purchase rights for the A320 Family.
VietJetAir is an existing A320 operator, with eight leased aircraft already in service. The carrier took delivery in mid-September of its ninth A320, delivered new from Airbus via lessor AWAS.
“The A320 has proven to be extremely efficient in service with VietJetAir and is a favourite with our passengers, said Luu Duc Khanh, managing director of VietJetAir. “Based on this experience, we look forward to developing our business with the most economic and comfortable aircraft available today.”
 

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