Vietnam Airlines (VN, Hanoi) has signed an agreement with the Aviation Capital Group for the longterm lease of six A321neo sourced from the US lessor's Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) order book.

In a statement, the firm said the aircraft are scheduled for delivery in 2018 and 2019.

The Vietnamese carrier now has a total of eighteen A321neo on order from various sources although it has stated in the past it is seeking twenty. In October last year, it agreed to lease twelve A321neo from Air Lease Corporation with deliveries to be evenly split between 2018 and 2019.