By Admin on April 25, 2016 with 01 Commnets
This Asian Airline company Is Buying 100 Boeing 737 Jets
The offer, signed during President Barack Obama s check out, deserves $11.3 billion at sticker price.
Vietnam’s VietJet on Monday concurred a firm order of 100 Boeing 737 MAX 200 jets worth $11.3 billion at sale price, making it one of Southeast Asia s fastest-growing low-cost providers.
The deal, signed throughout U.S. president Barack Obama’s see to Vietnam, represents a coup for Boeing BA -1.47%, as VietJet has just run its European Competing Airbus A320 airplanes since it started operations in December 2011.
The airline company likewise signed a $3.04-billion offer for engines made by Pratt & Whitney, a system of United Technologies UTX -0.31%, for the 63 Airbus airplanes of the 99 it purchased and 7 worked with since 2013.
VietJet states it now has 36 Airbus airplanes in service, and the shipment of the Boeing planes, expected throughout 2019 to 2023, will bring the fleet to more than 200 airplanes by the end of 2023, possibly surpassing flag carrier Vietnam Airlines, which now has 89 operating aircraft.
Vietnam Airlines bought 19 Boeing 787 and 14 Airbus A350 airplanes and 11 of those have actually been delivered.
Our investment in a fleet of B737 Max 200 will accommodate our method of growing VietJet’s coming international route network, including long haul flights, President and Chief Executive Officer Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao stated in a statement.
VietJet has been rapidly broadening in Southeast Asia while handling Vietnam Airines in the domestic market, and the Boeing deal is the most significant aircraft order in the country s history.
The budget carrier has a 40% share of Vietnam s domestic market and will probably exceed Vietnam Airlines in 2012 as the biggest domestic provider, according to a January report of the CAPA Centre for Aviation.
VietJet has aspirations to become a pan-regional affordable airline, following in the course of AirAsia of Malaysia and Lion Air of Indonesia, which also bought numerous single-aisle aircrafts, such as the A320 and Boeing 737.
Southeast Asia’s airline company market has actually grown rapidly over the last years, fueled by the emergence of spending plan airlines that offer higher travel options for the middle class.
VietJet will also be distinct in being among the couple of affordable providers to order both Airbus A320s and Boeing 737s, as operating 2 kinds of aircrafts is costly. Lion Air is the only other one, starting services with 737s prior to also buying A320s and running both airplane types concurrently.
The 737 Max and A320neo are the upgraded variations of both airplanes that promise much better fuel economics and lower running expenses.
Airlines generally get discounts at list prices.