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​Vietnam Airlines retires last A330 amid fleet transformation

Vietnam Airlines has retired its last A330-200, a type it has operated for the last 13 years.

The airline notes that the type has transported nearly 20 million passengers and operated nearly 96,000 flights. The type served both international and domestic routes.

The carrier is well advanced in a fleet upgrade programme that also saw it retire its Boeing 777-200s.

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Cirium fleets data shows that the airline’s existing widebody fleet comprises 14 A350-900s, 11 787-9s, and two 787-10s. The airline says that new aircraft have reduced maintenance an operating costs, and helped cut emissions.

In a recent interview with Airline Business, chief executive Duong Tri Thanh said that the company is content with its existing widebody fleet, and that it’s priority is replacing older A321s.

Vietnam Airlines has 53 A321ceos and 12 A321neos.

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