Vietnamese low-fares carrier signs first contract with AFI KLM E&M.
Paris, Amstelveen, 8 March 2017 - Jetstar Pacific, one of Vietnam's biggest low-cost carriers, has signed a long-term component support agreement for its fleet of A320s. As part of the Jetstar Group of airlines, Jetstar Pacific's current fleet comprises 14 Airbus A320 aircraft - a number that is slated to grow to 30 by 2021. The contract covers component support and repairs plus access to a local spares pool located at Ho Chi Minh City. Concurrently, AFI KLM E&M subsidiary EPCOR has won a contract covering four overhauls for the APS3200 APUs equipping the Vietnamese airline's fleet.
AFI KLM E&M will commence support services in March 2017. "AFI KLM E&M is locating an extensive parts inventory in Ho Chi Minh City for Jetstar Pacific. The cooperation with AFI KLM E&M will deliver significant cost improvements in maintenance and on-time performance as well as providing a more comfortable flight experience for passengers," said Mr Nguyen Quoc Phuong, CEO of Jetstar Pacific. "Thanks to its rapid response, the Group has demonstrated its thoroughness and efficiency."
Fabrice Defrance, Senior Vice President Commercial AFI KLM E&M, added: "We are pleased that Jetstar has chosen us for this hotly contested contract. It marks the beginning of a partnership we hope will be very long-term."
With this latest contract, AFI KLM E&M asserts its strong presence in Asia, especially in Vietnam, and confirms its leading role in serving the A320 component support market.
About Jetstar Pacific
Founded in 1991 and trading as Jetstar Pacific Airlines Joint Stock Aviation Company, Jetstar Pacific is a low-cost carrier based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Jetstar Pacific is currently one of Vietnam's leading low-cost carriers, operating a total of 38 domestic and international routes. It is part of the Jetstar Group network that flies to more than 80 destinations in 17 countries with 4,000 weekly flights across Jetstar Airways (Australia and New Zealand), Jetstar Japan (Japan), Jetstar Asia (Singapore) and Jetstar Pacific.
Across Vietnam, Jetstar Pacific shares a dual-brand strategy with flag carrier Vietnam Airlines, as part of the airlines' key strategy that cements their strong presence in the country's domestic and regional markets.