Vietnam Airlines to receive three new Airbus A320neo planes

National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines will receive three new Airbus A320neo planes this year with the first one to come in early July – the peak tourist season in Vietnam, the airline has announced.
Vietnam Airlines to receive three new Airbus A320neo planes
Illustrative photo. (Source: Vietnam Airlines)

The new planes are expected to provide a total of 40,000 seats during the summer peak period and around 299,000 seats in the second half of 2024.

The planes will be used on domestic routes such as Hanoi-Da Lat, Hanoi-Phu Quoc, Ho Chi Minh City-Thanh Hoa, and Ho Chi Minh City-Chu Lai.

According to the airline, receiving more planes is an important measure to help it meet passengers' demand during peak time, especially as the aviation industry faces a lack of available planes due to the manufacturer's engine recalls globally.

The Airbus A320neo aircraft accommodates 182 passenger seats. It is equipped with a new generation engine, which saves over 16% on fuel consumption, reduces noise by 75%, and cuts about 50% of harmful emissions compared to previous generation engines.

Vietnam Airlines has also ordered more Boeing 787-10s, one of the largest aircraft of the Boeing 787 line, in the future.

Currently, to meet passengers' demand and provide great ticket prices to passengers in the summer, Vietnam Airlines is implementing synchronous solutions. Specifically, the airline has increased the operation of more than 4,500 red-eye flights with nearly 1 million seats on domestic routes which depart after 9 pm daily.

The airline has also optimised flight schedules and ground service processes to reduce turnaround time, thereby increasing the average operating hours and the number of operating flights per plane.

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(Source: VNA)