VietJet Air is close to announcing its plans for the MRO sector, with either a joint venture or a 100%-owned subsidiary.
The operation will be based in Ho Chi Ming City, Hanoi or Danang. The LCC currently does its own A-checks in rented hangar space, but most C-checks are carried out at SIAEC in Singapore, with aircraft also sent to Lufthansa Technik Philippines, Airod in Malaysia and Vietnam’s VAECO.
The carrier’s managing director Luu Duc Khanh, in Singapore ahead of the carrier’s inaugural flight to the City State later this month, said the LCC was “very close” to making a decision.
The carrier current fleet consists of 12 Airbus A320s, rising to 16 by the end of the month. It will take the first two of its 100-strong order for A320 family aircraft finalised at the Singapore Air Show in the fourth quarter of the year. It will also lease two A320s, taking its fleet to 20 by year-end.