Vietjet welcomes first wide-body A330 aircraft hinh anh 1Vietjet welcomes the first wide-body aircraft A330 to its fleet at Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat Airport on December 25. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietjet welcomed the first wide-body aircraft A330 to its fleet at Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat Airport on December 25, a move for the budget carrier to expand its international flight network and optimise customers’ experience.

Vietjet Managing Director Dinh Viet Phuong said the airline is happy to mark its 10th year since its first flight by welcoming the new aircraft, expected to help Vietjet expand capacity and increase flights to destinations around the world.

The arrival of the new plane also reflects its commitment to renovating the fleet and heightening service quality at competitive rates, he added.

According to Vietjet, its A330 aircraft uses Trent 700, a high-bypass turbofan produced by Rolls-Royce, and offers 12 Business-class and 365 Economic-class seats.

Vietjet Air expects to reopen regular international flights starting January 1 next year.

These flights will be operated on routes connecting Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City with Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei (Taiwan - China), Singapore, and Bangkok.

In the first stage beginning in January, all routes will see one return flight operated a week, which will be increased gradually in line with the demand and the approval of competent management agencies to ensure effective pandemic prevention.

Vietjet is a fully-fledged member of International Air Transport Association (IATA) with the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate. As Vietnam’s largest private carrier, the airline was awarded the highest ranking for safety with 7 stars in 2018 and 2019 by the world’s only safety and product rating website and listed as one of the world's 50 best airlines for healthy financing and operations by Airfinance Journal in 2018 and 2019.

The airline has also been named as Best Low-Cost Carrier by renowned organizations such as Skytrax, CAPA, Airline Ratings, and many others./.