On November 17, Vietnam Airlines officially welcomed the new Airbus A321neo, launching plans to add 20 narrow-bodied aircraft scheduled to be delivered from now until the end of 2019.
This is the next strategy implemented by Vietnam Airlines right after the successful renovation of a wide-body aircraft fleet with two Boeing 787-9 models and the most modern Airbus A350-900 in the world.
In front of Mr. Nguyen Hoang Anh – Member of the Communist Party Central Committee, Chair of the State Capital Management Committee, Carl Georg Christian Berger – Ambassador of Germany to Vietnam with guests, Warm welcome to Vietnam Airlines A321neo to Noi Bai International Airport.
The Airbus A321neo has many advantages over the previous A321ceo series with its advanced wireless entertainment system; spacious room, comfortable chair; fuel efficient, environmentally friendly to increase exploitation efficiency and meet the increasing product and service standards of Vietnam Airlines.
Duong Tri Thanh – Director General of Vietnam Airlines said: "We value the performance of the Airbus A321neo with the ability to save fuel and superior comfort. Especially, the wireless entertainment system is equipped for the A321neo fleet, which promises to give Vietnam Airlines passengers a truly new experience.
The entry of the A321neo aircraft was an important milestone in the process of increasing Vietnam Airlines's narrow fleet of ships, underscoring the ongoing efforts to improve and improve the quality of its services. We believe that the Airbus A321neo fleet will soon become the new wing of Vietnam Airlines on Vietnam and Asia domestic routes. "
"The A321neo is a modern aircraft that will further accelerate Vietnam Airlines' strong development in the Asian market," said Christian Scherer, Airbus Global Commercial Director. Position of Vietnam Airlines as a global airline.
With a combined fuel efficiency of 15% and a combined fleet of almost 60 existing A321ceo aircraft, the A321neo will certainly provide a tremendous competitive advantage for Vietnam Airlines, especially in terms of performance. , exploit ".
With the A321 fleet, Vietnam Airlines is the first airline in Vietnam that pioneered new technology following the world trend when equipped with wireless streaming systems, images, films and music similar to the Boeing 787 / A350.
Passengers will be offered the experience of using personal electronics (tablets, smartphones, laptops, etc.) Never before in flight mode to access the entertainment system. to meet the personal service needs of passengers. The wireless entertainment system is scheduled to be officially launched on flights operated by A321neo aircraft starting 12/12/2018.
Dubbed the A320's largest family aircraft, the A321neo offers a new passenger cabin configuration with wider aisles and seats. The Vietnam A321neo Airlines fleet is also configured to accommodate fewer seats in two separate classes: 8 Business Class seats and 195 Economy class seats (203 seats in total). high roof for passengers.
The A321neo is one of the most comfortable and fuel efficient aisles in the world. The A321neo combines state-of-the-art technology with new generation engines and has a curved wing device called Sharklets. Advanced technology reduces fuel consumption by up to 15% per seat when the aircraft is operated and this number will increase to 20% by 2020, thanks to the increase and efficiency of the cabin.
A321neo is also more environmentally friendly; Every year, one plane drops more than 5,000 tons of CO2 emissions and loses almost 50% of its noise compared to its predecessor.
The A321neo will join the Airbus fleet of Vietnam Airlines which consists of 58 A321ceo, 3 A330s and 12 A350-900s, so that Vietnam Airlines's total fleet will be 110 in 2020.