Vietjet announced it will convert its existing order for 42 A320neo to the “superior and larger” A321neo, bringing to a total of 73 A321neo and 11 A321ceo on order for future delivery. The agreement was signed recently by Vietjet President and CEO Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao and Fabrice Brégier, Airbus Chief Operating Officer and President Commercial Aircraft.

The airline’s first A321neo, registered VN-646, arrived at Tan Son Nhat International Airport from Hamburg recently, marking a major milestone for Vietjet as it is the first airline in Southeast Asia to operate the Airbus aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney’s GTF.  The A321neo at the airline seats 230.

This conversion deal follows the recent Pegasus deal.   For an excellent A321neo review, look here.  It is clear the A321neo is becoming highly disruptive, it is now even impacting the A320neo backlog.

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