VietJetAir (VJ, Hanoi) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) for the purchase of additional fifty A321neo. The agreement was announced during the 2018 Farnborough Air Show.

With this impending order, the Vietnamese LCC's Airbus backlog expanded to 129 aircraft, including 123 A321neo and six A321ceo. As with the eighty B737-10s and twenty B737-8s, for which VietJet recently signed an MOU with Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare), it will use the additional aircraft to meet growing demand for its services on both domestic and international networks.

Airline vice president Dinh Viet Phuong said during the ensuing press conference that VietJetAir was studying the A321neo(LR) as well as the tentative XLR project for future medium- to longhaul growth, alongside the A330neo and A350.

VietJetAir currently operates a fleet of twenty-three A320-200s, thirty A321-200s, and one A321neo while its Thai VietJetAir (VZ, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi) unit operates five A320-200s. Dinh also hinted at the possibility of opening up new subsidiaries in the near future.