Vietnamese low-cost airline, Vietjet, has signed an agreement with Safran Seats to equip 120 of its Boeing 737 MAX aircraft fleet with up to 24,000 Z200 economy-class seats. The first aircraft are planned for deliveries to subsidiary, Thai Vietjet, starting in mid-2024.
The Z200 is the newest addition to Safran Seats’ range of short- and medium-haul economy class seats, and this is the first contract between the company and Vietjet. Safran says the Z200 is 1kg lighter than the previous generation of the seat and will thus contribute to the airline’s long-term sustainability objectives by helping it reduce fuel costs and carbon emissions.
Vietjet has selected the Z200 Efficient+ configuration, which is designed to optimise total cost of ownership through low weight, reduced parts count and ease of maintenance. The airline’s chosen options for the seat include a PED (portable electronic device) holder and USB ports.
Dinh Viet Phuong, CEO of Vietjet CEO said, “The selection of the latest generation seat Z200 affirms Vietjet’s commitment to modernising our fleet by investing in the core details of the aircraft’s cabin interior to ensure passengers’ utmost comfort and convenience. The advanced technology and rich experience of the industry leaders like Safran will also support Vietjet to continue reaching higher technical reliability and operation optimisation, thus bringing the most enjoyable and affordable flying experiences to all of our passengers.”