• Joe Breitfeller

Vietjet Welcomes 100 Millionth Passenger With ‘Fly Around Asia for the 1kg Golden Aircraft’ Program

Updated: Jan 11, 2020

On Saturday, Vietjet ended a very exciting news week by welcoming their 100 millionth passenger and announcing a promotion with thousands of prizes, including a 1kg solid gold aircraft. Earlier in the week, the airline announced an order for 20 Airbus A321XLRs.

Vietjet Airbus A321XLR - Courtesy Airbus

Today, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam based Vietjet announced an exciting new promotion as they welcome their 100 millionth passenger. The “Fly around Asia and hunt for the golden aircraft” program promises thousands of inflight gifts, 100 prizes of 500K VND on Vietjet SkyClub accounts, hundreds of free return tickets on international routes and dozens of 6-month free flight awards around Vietnam and Asia. As the name of the promotion suggests, the grand prize winner will receive a solid gold 1kg aircraft. The promotion is available to customers who purchase tickets from November 8, 2019 through January 16, 2020 on the company’s website, mobile application or other ticket channels. In today’s announcement, Vietjet Vice President, Nguyen Thanh Son stated,

“Vietjet has been bringing dreams of flying to millions of Vietnamese and international travelers. With more than 130 routes across Asia, Vietjet develops continuously, becoming the leading airline in Vietnam as well as in the region and meet all the demands of the passengers. Vietjet focuses on developing human resources, facilities and infrastructure, consolidating service quality on digital technology platforms and committing to the best prices and various flight schedules in response to the trust of the passengers. Vietjet is pleased to welcome the 100 millionth passenger during the year-end festive season and expects to see the 200 millionth passenger in the next three years…”

Vietjet Orders 20 Airbus A321XLR

On Thursday, Airbus announced that Vietjet has ordered 20 A321XLR (Extra Long Range) aircraft and signed an agreement for training services. The transaction was originally finalized last August, but was included in the Airbus order book as “undisclosed customer.” The order includes a firm order for 15 A321XLRs and the conversion of five previously ordered A321neos. The new training agreement will provide Vietjet with two A320 Family flight simulators at their Ho Chi Minh City training facility and also includes other training services. The new aircraft will allow Vietjet to operate longer routes to destinations such as Australia and Russia. In Thursday’s announcement, Vietjet’s President and CEO, Nguyen Thi Phuong said,

“Vietjet has always been a pioneer in operating new, modern, advanced and fuel-efficient aircraft. We are proud of operating one of the world’s youngest Airbus fleets with an average age of only 2.7 years and this has contributed greatly to Vietjet’s success over the past years. Following the signing of this contract, the new A321XLR will be the perfect upgrade to Vietjet’s fleet as we look to grow our international flight network.”

To date, Vietjet has ordered a total of 186 A320 Family aircraft, of which 60 have been delivered; the balance of the order consists entirely of A321neos.

Source(s) Vietjet, Airbus