November 2, 2018 / 12:11 PM / 18 days ago

VietJet signs $6.5 bln deal for 50 Airbus jets

HANOI, Nov 2 (Reuters) - VietJet Aviation signed a $6.5 billion agreement on Friday to buy 50 Airbus A321neo jets, the Vietnamese budget carrier said.

The agreement, signed during a visit to Hanoi by French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, is part of aggressive investment in the Vietnamese airline's fleet, which has provided lucrative business for both European aerospace group Airbus and its U.S. rival Boeing. (Reporting by Khanh Vu Editing by David Goodman)

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