Vietjet Air, Boeing restructure 200 aircraft deal

By Hoang Nguyen   July 22, 2022 | 08:04 am PT
Vietjet Air, Boeing restructure 200 aircraft deal
A Vietjet aircraft seen at Lien Khuong Airport in the central highlands town of Da Lat. Photo by Shutterstock/PixHound
Vietjet Air and Boeing have officially signed a restructuring agreement to continue a contract to purchase 200 Boeing 737 aircraft.

Under the agreement signed at the 2022 Farnborough International Airshow from July 18-22, Boeing and budget carrier Vietjet Air have agreed on a flexible delivery schedule in line with Vietjet's global business plan to complete this important deal.

The first aircraft of the deal will be delivered to Vietjet Thailand, the Vietnamese carrier’s Thai subsidiary.

The agreement affirms Boeing's commitment to support Vietjet with training, technical services, technology transfer, research and investment, facilitating long-term development and sustainability of both corporations.

In 2016, Vietjet signed a deal to purchase 100 Boeing aircraft when the then US President Barack Obama was visiting Vietnam. Three years later, both sides agreed to raise the total number of aircraft to 200 when the then US President Donald Trump visited Hanoi.

The deal is being resumed this year after the hiatus triggered by an unexpected incident with the Boeing 737 Max aircraft and the Covid-19 pandemic.

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