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Vietjet signs deal for 20 A330neo aircraft at Singapore Airshow

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Vietnamese carrier Vietjet Aviation JSC has inked a deal to purchase 20 A330neo aircraft from Airbus at the Singapore Airshow, the local media reported.

This is Vietjet’s largest order for wide-body aircraft to date.

The new A330neo planes will replace Vietjet’s currently leased A330-300 fleet and support the privately-held airline’s expansion plan.

Christian Scherer, CEO of the Commercial Aircraft business of Airbus, said the A330neo would enable Vietjet to achieve the lowest possible operating costs. He emphasized the A330neo’s synergy with Vietjet’s existing A321XLR fleet, which will enhance the airline’s capacity for long-haul flights and providing passengers with extended travel options.

Dinh Viet Phuong, CEO of Vietjet, said the A330neo’s fuel efficiency and advanced features would support Vietjet’s sustainable development goals and help improve the flying experience of Vietjet passengers.

Closing the trading session today, February 23, Vietjet’s VJC shares edged up by 0.19% to VND103,800 per share, with a matching volume of 670,800 shares.

Losers far outnumbered winners on the Hochiminh Stock Exchange by a ratio of 414 to 98. The benchmark VN-Index lost 15.31 points, or 1.25%, at 1,212 points.

Trade surged by 65.87% in volume and 78.17% in value over the previous session, with 1.39 billion shares worth nearly VND32 trillion changing hands. Block deals contributed 66.62 million shares worth VND1.9 trillion.

Only two bluechips – BID and VJC – made gains in the VN30 basket. BID climbed by 4.5% to VND52,000 per share.

With 27 decliners, the VN30-Index plunged by 17 points, or 1.36%, to 1,223.09 points. VIC was the steepest decliner among the 30 largest-cap stocks, dipping 5% to VND45,200.

Lender SHB took the lead by liquidity on the HCMC market, with 50.6 million shares traded.

On the Hanoi Stock Exchange, a similar trend was observed, with 59 stocks gaining and 120 others dipping. The HNX-Index dropped by 2.93 points, or 1.25%, to 231.08 points.

There were more than 120 million shares valued at VND2.1 trillion transacted on the northern exchange.

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