Hanoi based VietJet have announced a record order of 100 Boeing B737 MAX 200s at a list price of $11.3billion. This order makes this the biggest aircraft order in Vietnamese Aviation history.
The 737 MAX incorporates the latest technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets and other improvements to deliver the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market. The new single-aisle airplane will deliver 20 percent lower fuel use than the first Next-Generation 737s and the lowest operating costs in its class – 8 percent per seat less than its nearest competitor. To date, the 737 MAX has accumulated 3,098 orders from 65 customers around the world.
The fuel efficiency on the Boeing B737 MAX 200 will benefit VietJet as they will be able to maintain and expand on their low-cost model. They have a similar model to that of Ryanair as they are aiming to use just 1 manufacturer over the next 10 years to streamline costs.