New A321 joins Vietnam fleet

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HAMBURG, 19 November 2018: Vietnam Airlines celebrated delivery of its first Airbus A321neo aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engines.

Vietnam Airlines is leasing the aircraft from Aviation Capital Group (ACG).

The delivery was celebrated at a ceremony at the weekend in Hamburg, Germany, with Vietnam Airlines, Airbus, ACG and Pratt & Whitney officials in attendance. 

“Vietnam Airlines appreciates Airbus A321neo for its exceptional operational performance with new engine and technology saving up to 20 percent fuel burn,” said, at Vietnam Airlines CEO and president, Dương Trí Thành.

Pratt & Whitney and Vietnam Airlines share a long history dating back to the early 1990s when the airline received its first PW4000-powered 767.  Today, the airline’s fleet consists of 57 V2500-powered A320ceo aircraft and two PW4170-powered A330 aircraft.  With the addition of the A321neo aircraft, Vietnam Airlines plans to continue their growth in the region.

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