Vietnam’s Jetstar Pacific Airlines has taken delivery of the first of 10 A320ceo aircraft ordered directly from Airbus.
The aircraft was handed over to the airline in Toulouse today and will join an existing fleet of 12 leased A320s flying with the airline.
Jetstar Pacific, based at Ho Chi Minh City, is a joint venture between Vietnam Airlines (70%) and the Qantas Group (30%). It currently operates a total of 36 domestic and international routes. It is part of the larger Jetstar Group that connects more than 80 destinations in 17 countries. Other carriers in the Jetstar Group are Jetstar Airways (Australia), Jetstar Japan (Japan), Jetstar Asia (Singapore).
The A320 Family is the world’s best-selling single aisle product line. To date, the Family has won over 13,000 orders and more than 7,600 aircraft have been delivered to some 400 customers and operators worldwide. With one aircraft in four sizes (A318, A319, A320 and A321), the A320 Family seats from 100 to 240 passengers. The Family features the widest cabin in the single aisle market with 18” wide seats in Economy as standard.
Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2016, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as Europe’s number one space enterprise and the world’s second largest space business. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.