Vietnam Airlines has taken delivery its first of 20 Airbus A321neos on order.
The aircraft is configured with 203 seats in a two-class setting: eight in business and 195 in economy. It will also be the airline's first short-haul jet to feature wireless inflight entertainment streaming product, which is set to begin on 1 December, says the Vietnamese carrier.
"Delivery of this aircraft is a momentous occasion that marks Vietnam Airlines' ongoing efforts to upgrade our narrow-body fleet as well as our 4-star service quality. We are confident that the Airbus A321neo fleet will further offer passengers high levels of comfort on growing domestic routes of Vietnam and Asia," says the airline's chief executive Duong Tri Thanh.
Flight Fleets Analyzer shows that the airline's first A321neo will bear the registration VN-A617 (MSN 8545). It is taken on lease from Aviation Capital Group, which owns and manages the jet.
Prior to the delivery, Fleets Analyzer indicates that Vietnam Airlines operated 88 aircraft: 56 A321ceos, two A330-200s, 12 A350-900s, and 11 Boeing 787-9s.
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