Vietnam Airlines has announced that it has placed an order with Boeing Co. for 50 737 MAX airplanes. The order is part of the majority state-owned flag carrying airline’s strategy to grow its network by expanding its fleet.
The order continues to shore up the long-standing history of collaboration between the Southeast Asian country and the United States.
“In line with Vietnam Airlines’ 2025-2030 fleet strategy and a vision to 2035, aircraft investment is a crucial project that underpins positive recovery momentum and prosperous outlook for the airline, said Dang Ngoc Hoa, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vietnam Airlines. “The new narrow-body fleet will allow us to foster our overall development and extend our high-quality service on Vietnam Airlines’ domestic and Asian routes, as well as modernize our fuel-efficient fleet.”
“Southeast Asia is one of the world’s fastest growing aviation markets, and the 737 MAX is the perfect airplane for Vietnam Airlines to efficiently meet that regional demand,” said Brad McMullen, Boeing senior vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing. “We value our historic partnership with Vietnam Airlines, dating back to 1995 when the airline first leased 767s.”
The 737 MAX family of jets enables Vietnam Airlines to fly up to 3,500 nautical miles (6,480 km) to serve increasingly popular international and regional destinations. The carrier currently operates a fleet of 15 787 Dreamliner jets and serves over 50 destinations in 17 countries. Boeing is committed to its strong relationships with Vietnamese suppliers and partnering to create a strong, efficient and resilient global supply chain to deliver the highest quality products and services for its customers. Currently Boeing has corporate offices in Hanoi and Field Service Offices in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.